Zoology

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Frogs that lay eggs on land – new WA genus named after teacher whose lab was a campervan
Anstisia biological group named after Marion Anstis, who wrote an acclaimed book on amphibians after retiring as a music teacher

Donna Lu

26, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Mites that mate on our faces at night face extinction threat
Study of tiny parasites points to gene loss from adaptation putting them on dead-end evolutionary course

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @6:41 PM

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Malaysia’s ‘mystery hybrid monkey’ could be result of habitat loss
Researcher says proboscis monkey may have mated with silver langur when unable to reach female of own species

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

12, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Statue of fossil-hunting pioneer Mary Anning to be unveiled in Dorset
A nine-year-old pointed out what was missing in Lyme Regis. Her long campaign has now borne fruit

Esther Addley

21, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Pharmacy in the sea: Dolphins ‘use coral as medicine for skin ailments’
New research suggests the cetaceans may be self-medicating for their skin ailments, adding to evidence of the medicinal properties of some corals and sponges

Sofia Quaglia

19, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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We’re finding out more about dinosaurs than ever – but their sex lives still elude us | Dave Hone
With each new find, such as the dinosaur leg recently unearthed in North Dakota, scientists build a more colourful picture of the ancient reptiles, says senior lecturer Dave Hone

Dave Hone

08, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Scientists find fossil of dinosaur ‘killed on day of asteroid strike’
Remains of thescelosaurus in North Dakota believed to date back to extinction of species 66m years ago

Kevin Rawlinson

07, Apr, 2022 @10:28 AM

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A Rothschild woman who was overshadowed by no one | Letter
Letter: Miriam Rothschild was a botanist and zoologist of note for many decades, and the world authority on fleas, writes David Feld

Letters

29, Mar, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Wolverine fish and blind eel among 212 new freshwater species
Report from Shoal on 2021’s newly described species shows ‘there are still hundreds and hundreds more freshwater fish scientists don’t know about yet’

Graeme Green

24, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Paleontology ‘a hotbed of unethical practices rooted in colonialism’, say scientists
The study of fossils and prehistoric species is exploitative of local communities, says international team

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

02, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Tyrannosaurus rex may have been three species, scientists say
Experts say there is enough variation in samples to argue there was also a Tyrannosaurus imperator and a regina

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

01, Mar, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Springtime asteroid hit ramped up extinction rates, say scientists
Animals in northern hemisphere would have been more vulnerable to intense heat just after winter

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Feb, 2022 @4:00 PM

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