Navigation Links
Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS
Date:5/26/2009

TEMPE, Ariz. The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists scientists responsible for species exploration and classification today announce the top 10 new species described in 2008.

On the list are a pea-sized seahorse, caffeine-free coffee and bacteria that live in hairspray. The top 10 new species also include the very tiny (a snake just a slither longer than 4 inches or 104 millimeters), the very long (an insect from Malaysia with an overall length of 22.3 inches or 56.7 centimeters) the very old (a fossilized specimen of the oldest known live-bearing vertebrate) and the very twisted (a snail whose shell twists around four axes). Rounding out this year's list are a palm that flowers itself to death, a ghost slug from Wales and a deep blue damselfish.

The taxonomists also are issuing an SOS State of Observed Species report card on human knowledge of Earth's species. In it, they report that 18,516 species new to science were discovered and described in 2007. The SOS report was compiled by ASU's International Institute for Species Exploration in partnership with the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, International Plant Names Index, Zoological Record published by Thomson Reuters, and the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

Photos and other information on the top 10 and the SOS report are online at species.asu.edu.

Among this year's top 10 picks is a tiny seahorse Hippocampus satomiae with a standard length of 0.54 inches (13.8 millimeters) and an approximate height of 0.45 inches (11.5 millimeters). This pygmy species was found near Derawan Island off Kalimantan, Indonesia. The name satomiae is "in honour of Miss Satomi Onishi, the dive guide who collected the type specimens."

From the plant kingdom is a gigantic new species and genus of
'/>"/>

Contact: Carol Hughes
carol.hughes@asu.edu
480-965-6375
Arizona State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS
2. Queens scientists discover eco-friendly wood dissolution
3. Stanford scientists find heat-tolerant coral reefs that may resist climate change
4. Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid
5. Scientists identify worlds largest leatherback turtle population
6. UCSB scientists document fate of huge oil slicks from seeps at coal oil point
7. Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide
8. Scientists aim to bring indigenous people into climate change monitoring and policy
9. Scientists urge world leaders to respond cooperatively to Pacific Ocean threats
10. UCLA scientists discover ultrasonic communication among frogs
11. Scientists map West coast areas most affected by humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/6/2015)... , Apr. 6, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... provisional patent 62/143028 for MINIATURE, MULTI-PURPOSE ... TRANSFER  NXT-ID introduces a new revolutionary ... patent surrounds the use of miniature antenna modules ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... April 2, 2015 At its 2015 ACMG ... City , the American College of Medical Genetics ... directors to its Board.  Members of the ACMG Board ... for forming and advancing its policies and programs. ACMG ... "It,s an eventful time in medical genetics ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... -- Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received an ... distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG ... major part of the shipments will take place during ... manufacturers in China . The order ... revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK for 2015.  ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 2American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 3American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 4American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 5American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 6American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 7American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 8Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2
... leftovers. A research study appearing in the April 2009 ... ( http://www.jleukbio.org ) sheds light on one cause of ... States and The Netherlands show that a specific gene ... leftover remnants of bacteria cell walls, called muramyl dipeptide ...
... San Diego, CA (March 31, 2009) Novocell, Inc., ... has received U.S. Patent 7,510,876 with claims covering human ... only pancreatic type cells, which Novocell is developing for ... other endoderm lineage-derived tissues and organs such as lungs, ...
... University master,s graduate is working with doctors at Vanderbilt ... microscope that could someday reduce the number of biopsies ... the skin often prompt dermatologists to remove skin samples ... to diagnose skin cancers, said Chris Arrasmith, who recently ...
Cached Biology News:Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis 2Montana State grad's work helps diagnose skin cancer without a biopsy 2Montana State grad's work helps diagnose skin cancer without a biopsy 3
(Date:4/23/2015)... (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 The ... intends to conduct a groundbreaking pilot study to ... be reversed in as little as three to ... of metabolic and nutritional medicine—will aggressively target and ... and destroy our aging brain. These include oxidative ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Six startups from Russia traveled to ... part of the U.S.-Russia Innovation Corridor (USRIC) program. ... startups to participate in the program since the ... University of Maryland (UMD) signed a Memorandum of ... in the biomedical industry in 2013. , Supported ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... April 23, 2015 Follow ... to a series of genetic tests that determine ... Lou Gehrig's disease, Huntington's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. ... gene composition and interaction in diseased tissue/cells to ... well as the response to treatment, such as ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... -- Prospects for Leading Companies in OTC, ...   We predict the global healthcare packaging ... 2015 and will grow at a CAGR of 6.3% between ... the world and increasing functional requirements for healthcare packaging products ... healthcare packaging market. A global ageing population, changing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 2New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 3U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 2U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 3U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 4Increasing Disease Prevalence & Focus on Preventive Healthcare Drive the Predictive Diagnostics Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Increasing Disease Prevalence & Focus on Preventive Healthcare Drive the Predictive Diagnostics Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 2Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 3Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 4Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 5Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 6Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 7Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 8Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 9Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 10
... National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in ... (NASA), has published detailed guidelines* for making essential ... The new guide constitutes the current best practices ... heavily studied of the new generation of nanoscale ...
... Mr. Glynn has over 34 years of,combined financial, ... the life sciences industry for his role in the ... Glynn,retired from Invitrogen Corporation (Nasdaq: IVGN ) in ... several operating roles including CFO,President and COO and CEO. ...
... shows naturally occurring antibodies contained in, GAMMAGARD ... Alzheimer,s disease, CHICAGO, April 15 The ... Inc. (NYSE: BAX ) today,announced data from ... LIQUID [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] (IGIV),marketed as KIOVIG ...
Cached Biology Technology:Carbon nanotube measurements: latest in NIST 'how-to' series 2eBioscience Corporation Announced Today That James Glynn Has Been Appointed to Its Board of Directors, Effective April 15, 2008 2Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 2Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 3Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 4Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 5
Anti-Kusabira Orange Monoclonal Antibody Description: 100 g Research Focus: tag Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
CD69/CD3 50 tests...
Mouse monoclonal [3F8 ] to smooth muscle Myosin heavy chain I ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 4629 SwissProtID: P35749...
Rabbit polyclonal to pCrosstide (HRP) ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Biology Products: