The first amphibian to have been declared extinct by the world’s conservation watchdog has been named a ‘living fossil’ after it was rediscovered alive and well in northern Israel.
One of the longest-living animals, which is also the world’s biggest clam, could have important stories to tell about Earth’s climate history.
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A drop in the world’s population of frogs and toads may be blamed, at least in part, on farm pesticides, researchers in Germany said.
Miniature cameras attached to a penguin’s head have given Japanese scientists a bird’s eye view of the creature’s incredible underwater hunting skills.
Extreme weather events can put the birth and mortality rates of four different Arctic species – reindeer, rock ptarmigan, sibling vole and Arctic fox – in sync with each other, according to new research.
A weird marine creature that lived 500 million years ago at a time of explosive growth in Earth’s biodiversity could be a forerunner of worms and molluscs, a study says.
A 16-million-year-old fossil has cast doubt on claims from the 1980s of an extinct ‘killer walrus’ species adapted to feed on ‘large, struggling prey’.
The complex social structure of the red fire ant, a fast-spreading invasive insect with a painful bite, is made possible by a DNA fusion known as a supergene, biologists say.