Tag: discovery

February 8, 2019

Researchers capture largest cave salamander in North America

Nicholas Gladstone had to crawl through a watery passage in a Tennessee cave to find the species he was looking for, but as it turned out, it found him first....

October 18, 2018

New moth species named for Icarus

Did a newly-discovered moth species fly too close to the sun? Researchers named the insect, which flies in the high country of the American West, for the Greek mythological character...

October 12, 2017

Bernie the spider? Newly discovered spiders named after prominent figures

A team of undergraduate students led by their biology professor recently discovered 15 new species of “smiley-faced” spiders throughout North and South America. In a study published in the Zoological...