10 Jul '11, 2pm

Photo: four new jewel beetles uncovered in Thailand and Indonesia

Photo: four new jewel beetles uncovered in Thailand and Indonesia

Dung beetles: a sewage SWAT team (06/21/2011) Biology Professor Doug Emlen speaks with Laurel Neme on her 'The WildLife' radio show and podcast about the biology and armaments of dung beetles. An expert on the evolution and development of bizarre shapes in insects, Emlen notes that dung beetles are one of the 'kings' of odd morphology. Pictures: Turquoise 'dragon' among 1,000 new species discovered in New Guinea (06/27/2011) Scientists discovered more than 1,000 previously unknown species during a decade of research in New Guinea, says a new report from WWF. While the majority of 1,060 species listed are plants and insects, the inventory includes 134 amphibians, 71 fish, 43 reptiles, 12 mammals, and 2 birds. Among the most notable finds: a woolly giant rat, an endemic subspecies of the silky cuscus, a snub-fin dolphin, a turquoise and black 'dragon' or monitor lizard, and ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0409-hance_jewelbeetles.html

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