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Confuciusornis shifan

The fossil remains of a 119 million-year-old beaked bird were recently discovered in China. About Confuciusornis shifan Confuciusornis shifan lived during the Early Cretaceous Period, around 119 million years ago in present-day China. It belonged to the Confuciusornithidae family of the genus Confuciusornis, a groups of crow-sized beaked birds. The fossil of Confuciusornis shifan’s skeleton ..

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Garrarnawun Bush Tomato

A new species of bush tomato, christened Garrarnawun bush tomato (Solanum scalarium), was discovered in Australia recently. About the genus Solanum Genus Solanum has around 1,400 accepted species that are distributed across the world. The species belonging to this genus are found in all continents except Antarctica. It is the most species-rich genus in the ..

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Lophopetalum tanahgambut

A new species of giant tree named Lophopetalum tanahgambut was discovered in Indonesia. About the new species The new species belongs to the genus Lophopetalum in cosmopolitan family Celastraceae. Lophopetalum genus has almost 20 recognized species native to India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and the Andaman ..

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New Species of Tardigrade

New species of tardigrade named Macrobiotus naginae was discovered by researchers at Finland’s Rokua National Park. What are tardigrades? Tardigrades are tiny and highly resilient creatures that are capable of withstanding a variety of threats, including those that are capable of wiping out the majority of known species. Various species of tardigrades are found across ..

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Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon

Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon was rediscovered after 140 years. About Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon Before the recent rediscovery, Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon was first and last seen in 1882. It is a large, terrestrial pigeon having black and orange feathers and red eyes. It feeds on seeds and fallen fruits. The species is endemic to Fergusson Island in Papua New Guinea. ..

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Pseudohelice annamalai

A new species of estuarine crab named Pseudohelice annamalai was discovered in Cuddalore District in Tamil Nadu. About Pseudohelice annamalai The species Pseudohelice annamalai was discovered at the mangroves in Parangipettai, close to the Vellar River estuary in Cuddalore district. The species’ name recognizes 100 years of service by Annamalai University in the areas of ..

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