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Old January 11th, 2018 #301
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18 new species of pelican spiders discovered

Despite their name, pelican spiders aren’t massive, fish-eating monstrosities.

In fact, the shy spiders in the family Archaeidae are as long as a grain of rice and are a threat only to other spiders.

Discovering a new species of these tiny Madagascar spiders is tough, but Hannah Wood has done just that — 18 times over.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/...ers-discovered
 
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New species of elephants discovered: How understanding their genome could aid conservation

The African elephants can be classified into those that live in forests and those that roam the savannas and there's no proof of interbreeding between the two.


Elephants – one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet – are cheekier than we could have imagined. Hiding in plain sight, as it turns out, there are more than just Asian and African species of elephants, as genetic analysis has now revealed that African elephants represent two different kinds of species altogether.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/new-species...rvation-762159
 
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Small Island In The Philippines Evolves 4 Different Species Of Worm-Eating Mice


Researchers have found four species of mice on Mindoro Island in the Philippines. All four of the mice species evolved from the same common ancestor in an area the size of Connecticut.

This makes the location the smallest place ever documented to have evolved new mammals.

Smallest Island To Support New Mammals

Researchers released a paper in the Journal of Biogeography which shows genetic analysis done on the mice in Mindoro Island reveals that they all share a single common ancestor. They were determined to find the smallest island that can support new mammals. The previous record holder of the smallest island to support new island is the Philippine island of Luzon.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/22...ating-mice.htm
 
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