New Primate From the Congo

It’s not everyday that a new primate species is added to the world’s biodiversity. Thus, the recent news of a new monkey species from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa was a welcome surprise. This week the journal PLOS-One published a detailed description of Read More...

Island Hopping Arctic Foxes

The Little Ice Age allowed a new wave of arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) to colonize Iceland, according to new research (Figure 1). A “bridge” of sea ice appeared during a dip in temperatures between 200 to 500 years ago allowing arctic foxes to migrate to Iceland from Read More...

A Rodent Like No Other – A New Indonesian Species


Just when you thought you had a grasp on mammalian diversity, nature throws you a curve. Scientists working in Indonesia have just discovered an extraordinary new species of rodent (Figure 1). It’s unlike any other rodent on Earth. Read More...