Two new lizards with ‘heroic past’ discovered in the Chilean Andes

  • Pensoft Editorial Team
  • Tagged , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment
  • November 17, 2016
  • Two new species of lizards have been discovered in the Andean highlands of Southern Chile. Collected from areas of heroic past, both small reptiles were named after courageous tribal chiefs who have once fought against colonial Spaniards in the Arauco war. The study, conducted by a team of Chilean scientists, is published in the open […]

    The scaled king and his knight: 2 new giant bent-toed gecko species from New Guinea

  • Pensoft Editorial Team
  • Tagged , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment
  • February 11, 2016
  • The extremely complex geological history of New Guinea has allowed many of its animals and plants the chance to grow different enough to make a name for themselves. In the case of two newly described and unusually large gecko species – only a noble name would do. The two new species whose names respectively mean […]

    Single no more: First females of a Madagascan chameleon described with modern technologies

  • Pensoft Editorial Team
  • Tagged , , , , , , , , Leave a comment
  • January 28, 2016
  • The first females of a scarcely known chameleon species from Northeast Madagascar have been described. Because of lack of genetic data, X-ray micro-computed tomography scans of the chameleon’s head were used for species assignment. Regrettably, the habitats of this and many other chameleon species are highly threatened by the ongoing deforestation in Madagascar. The study […]