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Three new species of venomous loris identified

University of Missouri researchers recently identified three new species of slow loris (Nycticebus sp.)that had originally been mistakenly grouped with another species. According to Rachel Munds, who led the team who made the discovery, dividing the species into four distinct classes means the risk of extinction is greater than previously believed for the animals. “Four […]

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“Flying frog” discovered in Eastern Himalayas




More than 300 new species, including a flying frog and a 100 million-year old gecko, have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove that biologists say is now threatened by climate change. Apart from the bright green frog (pictured) that uses its long webbed feet to glide in the air, one of […]




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