Tag Archives: Taxonomy

Researchers identified over 5,500 new viruses in the ocean, including a missing link in viral evolution

There are even more types of viruses in the ocean than researchers once thought. newannyart/iStock via Getty Images Plus Guillermo Dominguez Huerta, The Ohio State University; Ahmed Zayed, The Ohio State University; James Wainaina, The Ohio State University, and Matthew Sullivan, The Ohio State University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Diagram …

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The world’s newest monkey species was found in a lab, not on an expedition

A Popa langur, photographed in early 2020. Aung Ko Lin, Fauna & Flora International, CC BY-SA Tracie McKinney, University of South Wales The discovery of the Popa langur, a medium-sized leaf-eating monkey found in central Myanmar, was recently announced by scientists. It is estimated there are just 200-250 of these monkeys, which will likely mean the new species is classed …

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