This colourful frog is a new species of hylid frog, a family of frogs usually referred to as “tree frogs and their allies”, and was discovered on a rewilded nature reserve in Costa Rica.
Meet the world’s largest water lily – a species that has been hiding under the noses of scientists since the 1800s.
P. callipterus (pictured above) males have red-orange fins and a distinctive dark spot in front of the tail
S. huichol is a newly described species of spiny lizard.
This brightly coloured amphibian is a newly described salamander, discovered during an expedition of Panamanian scientists.
It was recently described as a new species after a specimen was found washed up on a beach in Denmark, Western Australia.
Nannaria swiftae appears in a recent paper by three myriapodologists (scientists studying myriapods) examining the taxonomy of twisted-claw millipedes in the Nannaria wilsoni group.
With its striking bright red colouration, dark lines and yellow neck patterning, this snake is a newly described species in the Phalotris genus.
Whilst it was known that tarantulas in Southeast Asia could be either terrestrial or arboreal, this is the first case of a species to be found on only one type of tree.
U. dicaprio was found in the Ebo Forest, which is one of the largest intact rainforests in Cameroon and makes up half of the Yabassi Kew Biodiversity Area.
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