Lazy predator: A new species of mountain pit viper from China
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
1M ago
Ovophis jenkinsi is dark brownish-grey, with trapezoidal patches on its back. It is endemic to China's Yingjiang County and is not difficult to find in the wild. The post Lazy predator: A new species of mountain pit viper from China first appeared on Blog ..read more
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Snake in a ski mask: a striking new species from the Arabian Peninsula
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
1M ago
The stylish serpent is dubbed "the missing piece of the puzzle" as it fills a large distribution gap for its genus. The post Snake in a ski mask: a striking new species from the Arabian Peninsula first appeared on Blog ..read more
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Five dazzling new species of eyelash vipers discovered in Colombia and Ecuador
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
5M ago
The groundbreaking discovery was made official in a study published in the open-access journal Evolutionary Systematics. The post Five dazzling new species of eyelash vipers discovered in Colombia and Ecuador first appeared on Blog ..read more
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New coffee snake species discovered in Ecuador’s cloud forests
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
6M ago
Found by biologist Alejandro Arteaga, this species lives in coffee plantations and is endemic to northwestern Ecuador The post New coffee snake species discovered in Ecuador’s cloud forests first appeared on Blog ..read more
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DiCaprio and Sheth name new species of tree-dwelling snakes threatened by mining
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
1y ago
Five new drop-dead-gorgeous tree-dwelling snake species were discovered in the jungles of Ecuador, Colombia, and Panama. The post DiCaprio and Sheth name new species of tree-dwelling snakes threatened by mining first appeared on Blog ..read more
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Interview: description of two African shovel-snout snakes from Angola
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
1y ago
The small number of collected samples, coupled with the animals’ curious skull structure and anomalous ecology, has puzzled scientists for decades. The post Interview: description of two African shovel-snout snakes from Angola first appeared on Blog ..read more
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Three new species of ground snakes discovered under graveyards and churches in Ecuador
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
1y ago
The new snakes, which are small and cylindrical, were named in honor of institutions or people supporting the exploration of remote cloud forests in the tropics. The post Three new species of ground snakes discovered under graveyards and churches in Ecuador first appeared on Blog ..read more
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A year of biodiversity: Top 10 new species of 2021 from Pensoft journals, Part 2
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
1y ago
While 2021 may have been a stressful and, frankly, strange year, in the world of biodiversity there has been plenty to celebrate! Out of the many new species we published in our journals this year, we’ve curated a selection of the 10 most spectacular discoveries. The world hides amazing creatures just waiting to be found … The post A year of biodiversity: Top 10 new species of 2021 from Pensoft journals, Part 2 first appeared on Blog ..read more
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A year of biodiversity: Top 10 new species of 2021 from Pensoft journals, Part 1
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
1y ago
With 2022 round the corner, we thought we'd start off the celebrations by looking back to some the most memorable discoveries of 2021. And what a year it has been! Many new species made their debuts on the pages of Pensoft journals - here's our selection of the most exciting animals, plants and fungi that we published in 2021. The post A year of biodiversity: Top 10 new species of 2021 from Pensoft journals, Part 1 first appeared on Blog ..read more
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Two new pit vipers discovered from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
1y ago
Two new species of venomous snakes were just added to Asia’s fauna – the Nujiang pit viper from Tibet, and the Glacier pit viper found west of the Nujiang River and Heishui, Sichuan. The post Two new pit vipers discovered from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau first appeared on Blog ..read more
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