Navigation Links
Top 10 new species list draws attention to diverse biosphere
Date:5/23/2012

nists collecting plants miles from human habitation in heavy monsoon rains made the "rediscovery."

Giant millipede: A giant millipede about the length of a sausage bears the common name "wandering leg sausage," which also is at the root of its Latin name: Crurifarcimen vagans. The species holds a new record as the largest millipede (16 centimeters or about 6.3 inches) found in one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, Tanzania's Eastern Arc Mountains. The new species is about 1.5 centimeter (0.6 inch) in diameter with 56 more or less podous rings, or body segments bearing ambulatory limbs, each with two pairs of legs.

Walking cactus (lobopod fossil): Although this new species looks more like a "walking cactus" than an animal at first glance, Diania cactiformis belongs to an extinct group called the armoured Lobopodia, which had wormlike bodies and multiple pairs of legs. The fossil was discovered in Cambrian deposits about 520 million years old from southwestern China and is remarkable in its segmented legs that may indicate a common ancestry with arthropods, including insects and spiders.

Sazima's tarantula: Breathtakingly beautiful, this iridescent hairy blue tarantula is the first new animal species from Brazil to be named on the top 10 list. Pterinopelma sazimai is not the first or only blue tarantula but truly spectacular and from "island" ecosystems on flattop mountains.

Why a top 10 new species list?

"The more species we discover, the more amazing the biosphere proves to be, and the better prepared we are to face whatever environmental challenges lie ahead," said the institute's Wheeler, who also is a professor in ASU's School of Sustainability and its School of Life Sciences.

"It is impossible to do justice to the species discoveries made each year by singling out just 10. Imagine being handed 18,000 newly published books packed with fantastic information and stories and before having the opportuni
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. New frog species from Panama dyes fingers yellow
2. Researchers aim to assemble the tree of life for all 2 million named species
3. DNA barcoding verified the discovery of a highly disconnected crane fly species
4. New species of fish in Sweden
5. One-quarter of grouper species being fished to extinction
6. 24 new species of lizards discovered on Caribbean islands are close to extinction
7. Genetic markers for tracking species
8. Weeding out invasive species with classical biological control
9. Head and body lice appear to be the same species, genetic study finds
10. Ancient whale species sheds new light on its modern relatives
11. Plant DNA speaks English, identifies new species
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Top 10 new species list draws attention to diverse biosphere
(Date:8/25/2014)... predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ... East and northern Africa derived from a single ... this week in mBio , the online ... , CA-MRSA refers to MRSA infections occurring in ... which are typically skin infections, can be transmitted ...
(Date:8/25/2014)... deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of ... the United States are plagued by boron deficient soil ... supplement their soil with boron; however, little is known ... essential nutrient. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri ... development and reproduction in corn plants. Scientists anticipate that ...
(Date:8/25/2014)... that toxic effects of substances known as endocrine ... human-made materials, can pass from one generation to ... with ancestral exposure to EDC may show especially ... new study by researchers from The University of ... and female rats are affected differently by ancestral ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Common European MRSA originated in Africa 2Researchers find boron facilitates stem cell growth and development in corn 2Exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress 2
... CITY People at risk for a certain form of ... better chance at surviving or even avoiding the diseases, thanks ... Institute at LDS Hospital. The Intermountain Heathcare group of ... cost-effective way to identify patients who may have Lynch syndrome, ...
... of researchers at the Department of Energy,s BioEnergy Science ... controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery ... that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs. ... the scientific discoveries of its labs and research centers ...
... study by an international team including professor John Graves of ... species of tunas and billfishes are threatened and in need ... issue of Science magazine,s Policy Forumis the first ... of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). ,The ...
Cached Biology News:Study: New process that can save at-risk cancer patients is effective and significantly less costly 2Study: New process that can save at-risk cancer patients is effective and significantly less costly 3Single, key gene discovery could streamline production of biofuels 2Study helps assess global status of tuna and billfish stocks 2Study helps assess global status of tuna and billfish stocks 3
(Date:8/26/2014)... 2014 An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of ... Mers CoV virus strains has revealed extensive conservation ... This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures ... candidate, as it did for the H5N1 influenza vaccine ... have been found to be effective (1,2). ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... , August 26, 2014 , ... hospitals with surgery validation using its Stratasys Objet24 and Objet30 ... surgery on 3D printed models prior to operations reduces theatre ... effective aid for both patient and surgeon   ... a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... AVENTURA. Fla. , Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... trades under the symbol (NUUU) has two (2) ... Inc. Our two subsidiaries harness scientifically advanced technology ... NUUU,s Renuell Int,l, Inc. ... breakthrough anti-aging skin care products that is made ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... , Aug. 26, 2014 Trovagene, Inc. ... Generation Dx Summit; Moving Assays to the Clinic ... and Monitoring of Cell Free Tumor DNA in ... component of its Precision Cancer Monitoring (PCM) platform ... sensitivity for the detection of tumor DNA mutations ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Twelve UK Hospitals Enjoy Reduced Surgical Procedure Times and Decline in Costs by Implementing Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions 2Twelve UK Hospitals Enjoy Reduced Surgical Procedure Times and Decline in Costs by Implementing Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions 3Twelve UK Hospitals Enjoy Reduced Surgical Procedure Times and Decline in Costs by Implementing Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions 4Twelve UK Hospitals Enjoy Reduced Surgical Procedure Times and Decline in Costs by Implementing Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions 5Technology Applications International Corporation, Trading Symbol NUUU now trading on NASDAQ's Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTC BB) 2Highly Sensitive and Quantitative Analytical Performance is Translational for Clinical Utility of Cell-Free Tumor DNA Diagnostics 2Highly Sensitive and Quantitative Analytical Performance is Translational for Clinical Utility of Cell-Free Tumor DNA Diagnostics 3Highly Sensitive and Quantitative Analytical Performance is Translational for Clinical Utility of Cell-Free Tumor DNA Diagnostics 4
... The Renewable Energy ... promising locations for renewable energy projects. ,The Atlas is the first tool of its kind ... select from a suite of renewable energy options including biomass, efficiency, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and ... (PRWEB) ...
... ... Environmental Sustainability (EStar) award from the U.S. Department of Energy,s (DOE) Office of Science. ... Argonne, ... Gene/P supercomputer was recognized with an Environmental Sustainability (EStar) award from the U.S. Department ...
... ... of 2007 and to enhance patient safety with complete part traceability, can now use ... coding, scan and software tracking of each part and batch, including all leak test, ... ...
Cached Biology Technology:Vermont Launches Renewable Energy Atlas 2Vermont Launches Renewable Energy Atlas 3Vermont Launches Renewable Energy Atlas 4EStar Award Recognizes Innovative Supercomputer Cooling 2EStar Award Recognizes Innovative Supercomputer Cooling 3InterTech Development Company UDI System Announced 2