Moths to monkeys: 503 new species identified by UK scientists

Spectacular discovery of monkey in Myanmar among new species described this year by Natural History Museum scientists

Scarab beetles from New Guinea, seaweed from the Falklands and a new species of monkey found on an extinct volcano in Myanmar are among 503 species newly identified by scientists at the Natural History Museum.

The museum’s work in 2020 describing species previously unknown to science includes naming new lichens, wasps, barnacles, miniature tarantulas and a lungless worm salamander.

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