New species of boa found in The Bahamas

Finding new species these days is usually the business of researchers who work with small things like insects and crustaceans. However, every once in a while researchers uncover big animals. These rarities have hidden away in thick forests, on the top of remote mountains, or deep in the sea –  places far from human eyes. For that reason, it’s remarkable when large new critters are found – and that’s why people are so excited about a newest species of boa in The Bahamas, the Conception Bank Silver Boa (Chilabothrus argentum).

 

Various news outlets are covering the discovery. Below are a few links.

The Guardian: link

Newsweek: link

National Geographic: link

Breviora: link

By | 2016-07-24T17:10:04+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Categories: Endangered species, Featured, herpetology, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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Sean Giery
I am an evolutionary ecologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. My research investigates how basic ecological interactions control fundamental biological processes such as sexual selection, communication, and predation.

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