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What? Another species?! I thought we were close to being done. Thanks to Dr. Marshall for the photo While traipsing through the Magombera forest in east Tanzania, Dr. Andy Marshall spotted a helpless little creature being eaten by a twig snake. With the courage and strength often associated with ecologists, Dr. Marshall rescued a new…

Newly Discovered Species Time!

As you all probably know by now, we here at Zooillogix do not officially consider a species to exist until it is discovered by Western (or at least Western-trained) scientists. Here are some species that now, officially, exist for the first time. The 3-foot long Bosavi woolly rat is “quite a handsome beast,” Kristofer Helgen…

A new species of dolphin dubbed the snubfin has been witnessed displaying some very unusual feeding behavior off the northern coast of Australia. Apparently the dolphins were witnessed chasing fish to the surface of the water and then streaming jets of water out of their mouths to round the fish up before eating them. I’m…

Dracula Fish Discovered

A new kind of fish with Dracula style fangs has been discovered…in a fish tank that researchers had been keeping for a year. The fish had been living at the London Museum of Natural History for almost 12 months before scientists realized that they were a new species. They had been collected in Burma. Which…

Psychadelic Frogfish Videos

Last April we brought you images of a newly discovered frogfish with some unusual characteristics. Here are two videos of the Histiophryne psychedelica in action. After almost a year it has been confirmed, by the way, that this fish is indeed a new species to science. When the fish opens its mouth for the second…

10 New Amphibians Discovered

Researchers in a remote Colombian jungle have identified 10 new species of amphibian. Keeping with Zooillogix’s official policy, because the creatures are finally known to Western science, now and only now can we all consider them to exist. Scientists from Conservation International and the Ecotropico Foundation explored the mountains in the Tacarcuna area of the…

Climbing Catfish Found, Named

Though scientists have actually known about a strange climbing catfish from the jungles of Venezuela for 20 years, it took them until last month to capture live specimens and officially name the creatures. The catfish, dubbed the Lithogenes wahari were found clinging to rocks in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. Interesting side note, the Venzuelan…

Researchers have released the findings of a ten year study into the wildlife of the Greater Mekong River area in Southeast Asia — Over 1000 new species discovered! Before you all break into a heated, name-calling brawl on whether these should actually be called “new species” or “species that are new to science” or “species…

An expedition to a tiny island in the South Pacific’s Republic of Vanatu has yielded hundreds of new species, including possibly 1000 new species of crab. Squat lobster 153 scientists from 20 countries participated in the survey of Espiritu Santo in the South Pacific, scouring caves, mountains, reefs, shallows, and forests collecting species. Out of…

The Census of Marine life is the gift that keeps on giving. Here are the latest pics of some new species they’ve discovered at the bottom of the ocean. A blind lobster from the genus–Thaumastochelopsis Sweet new comb jelly More below the fold…