Species Discoveries

researchers collecting fish

Rain & Loaches in Thailand

Collecting in the field can run the gamut from spending a beautiful day walking along a pristine river to being shot at for getting too close to protected land. Randy Singer treasures his experiences working in the field in Southeast Asia as much as ...

George Washington’s little buttercup

How an extinct ancestor of buttercups and poppies is helping solve Darwin’s 'abominable mystery' An ancient relative of buttercups, the new genus and species ...
Gulf Indigo Snake

Newly discovered snake species could aid conservation efforts

They seem similar at first glance, but it turns out the indigo snakes found on Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts are not two of a kind. Florida Museum researchers describe a new species, the Gulf Coast indigo snake, Drymarchon kolpobasileus, pic...