Category: new species

Newly Discovered Giant Bacteria Challenges Previous Biological Understanding

Researchers have found a new bacteria species that is millimeters long and visible to the eye, challenging a previous understanding that one needs a microscope to see a bacterium. “It’s 5,000 times bigger than most bacteria. To put it into context, it would be like a human encountering another human as tall as Mount Everest,”…


New Australian Mountain Frog Hops Into View

A new species of mountain frog has been discovered in the rainforests of New South Wales (NSW), and Queensland, Australia. The species Philoria knowlesi was discovered by researchers from universities, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, and the South Australian Museum, alongside ecologists from the Department of Environment and Science (DES). The DES and…