What’s in a (binomial) name?
The story The Sunda cloud leopard (Neofelis diardi) which lives in the forests of Indonesian islands was only named as a new species (distinct from the Neofelis nebulosa clouded leopard that lives on the Asian mainland) in 2007. Now it has been confirmed that it exists as two sub species – one living on the […]
New species of giant lizard discovered
I am always amazed at the biodiversity of life on Earth. Just when you think we have discovered all there is, a news story like this comes along. It is rare to find a new species of animal, especially one as large as this 2m long monitor lizard that has just been discovered in the […]