I just got back from my most recent field excursion and am completely exhausted. But look, I am nevertheless providing you with things to read! The new species announcements have been piling up for a few months, so here is another roundup of recently discovered or described life forms on this lovely planet of ours.
- A plethora of colourful, strange-looking creatures from Suriname
- A tiny deep-water shark from around the Galapagos
- The littlest chameleons! (Highlights: figures 6, 8, and 10.)
- One that deserves a lot more publicity: an Amazonian fungus that can eat plastic, potentially helping to break down garbage in landfills
- A keen-eared herpetologist discovers a new species of leopard frog right smack in NYC
- Also re: urban New York wildlife, this post is an enjoyable read about engaging non-biologists in nature. There’s not an undescribed species found, but they do discover ants that, though widespread and abundant there, had not previously been documented in New York.
Enjoy! I will tell you all about the Hawaiian rainforest in a few days!