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Newly discovered rainfrog species named after Greta Thunberg 

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Newly discovered tiny rainfrog with distinctive big black eyes is named after climate activist Greta ThunbergThe Greta Thunberg Rainfrog, Pristimantis gretathunbergae, doesn't exactly bear a close resemblance to its ...

Antarctica under threat from invasive species hitchhiking on ships

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Antarctica's unique ecosystems are under threat from invasive species such as mussels, barnacles and algae 'hitchhiking' on tourist and research ships, scientists warnUniversity of Cambridge-led experts traced the mo...

Five sea stars and a pygmy pipehorse among species discovered in 2021

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Enriching the tree of life: Five fiery sea stars, a blue-spotted guitarfish and a well-camouflaged pygmy pipehorse are among 70 new plant and animal species discovered in 2021The species found include fiery sea stars...

114 animal species found living on 2,000-year-old sunken warship

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More than 100 animal species are found living on the ancient ruins of a 2,000-year-old warship that sank during a battle between Romans and Carthaginians off the coast of SicilyThe ancient  Carthaginian ram was found...

Natural History Museum describes over 550 new species in 2021

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Four new dinosaurs including the 'horned crocodile-faced hell heron' are among 550 new animal and plant species discovered by Natural History Museum staff this yearOver the last 12 months, Natural History Museum staf...

New species of wolf spider is discovered in Australia

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Incredible new species of wolf spider is discovered in Australia – and it's VERY hairySchoolboy Murphy Widdowson, 11 discovered new species of wolf spider He found the species on Deal Island in Bass Strait, north-eas...

Meet ‘Cold Bone’: New dinosaur species found in Greenland

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Meet 'Cold Bone': Newly-discovered dinosaur that was 13ft long, weighed up to a tonne and was an ancient ancestor to diplodocus is found in GreenlandNewly-discovered plant-eating dinosaur reached 13 feet long and fiv...

Newly-identified ancient human species lived in Africa 500k years ago

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Meet Homo bodoensis: Newly-identified ancient human species lived in Africa 500,000 years ago and was a direct ancestor of modern humans, study findsScientists have reanalysed ancient fossils found in Africa and Euro...

Newly found SLOTH species roamed Dominican Republic 5,000 years ago

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Meet Parocnus dominicanus: Newly discovered species of SLOTH roamed the Dominican Republic 5,000 years ago, but died after falling and getting stuck in a caveRemains of the extinct sloth were first found in a submerg...

More than 200 species from the Amazon are being illegally sold in Peru

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More than 200 species of wild animals sourced from the Amazon rainforest are being illegally sold at markets in Peru - including dolphins, sloths and manatees, shocking footage revealsGRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING Wild ani...

American bumblebee may be heading for endangered species list

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American bumblebee may be classified as an endangered species after population of the essential pollinator declined by 89% in the last 20 yearsThe Center for Biological Diversity petitioned to have the bee added as a...

Law on exotic pets ‘must be changed to save species’

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Law on exotic pets 'must be changed to save species': Rules need radical overhaul to stop animals heading for extinction, campaigners warnBorn Free Foundation and RSPCA want public to choose pets from list of animals...

A third of shark and ray species overfished to near extinction: study

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Nearly 40% of all shark and ray species are near EXTINCTION because of overfishing, habitat loss and climate change, new study warnsOne-third of all shark and ray species are now 'threatened with extinction'  The num...

Invasive species have cost the UK more than £5 BILLION over 50 years

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Invasive species including the grey squirrel and Japanese knotweed have cost the UK economy more than £5 BILLION over the past 50 years, experts predictAn invasive species is one that has been introduced to a region ...

Dinosaur ‘maternity ward’ used by seven species found in the ARCTIC

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Dinosaur 'maternity ward' is unearthed in the ARCTIC: Scientists find first evidence that seven species including tyrannosaurs and 'polar bear lizards' reproduced in Earth's colder regionsPalaeontologists found the t...

World’s smallest monkeys, 100-gram pygmy marmosets, are two species

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The world's smallest monkeys, the 100-gram pygmy marmosets, belong to two different speciesThe world's smallest monkeys, pygmy marmosets, are not one but actually two separate species They are separated by their DNA ...

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