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Your Questions About How To Discover New Species

Sandy asks…

What is the latest floral specie discovered?

New Niche Finder answers:

In California, an average of 10 plant species are discovered a year, said Andrew Sanders, curator at UCR’s Herbarium. ( cit. ), so some new discoveries should have happened in the meantime.
But these two are the most actual I found:

Washington, Jan 17, 2008: Biologists have discovered a completely new species of palm tree in Madagascar, which dies soon after flowering.
Http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/new-species-of-palm-tree-that-self-destructs-after-flowering-found-in-madagascar_10013179.html

Wayne Armstrong / Special to The Press-Enterprise
The newly identified Brodiaea santarosae species is estimated to be about 5 million years old. ( November 19, 2007 )
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_flower19.2906e30.html

Nancy asks…

When scientist discover new species…?

What if its just a select few species that we already know of- that recently evolved??

Therefore making us think- its a new specie entirely that was always there, we just haven’t seen it before.

New Niche Finder answers:

If they have a new trait, doesn’t mean they are evolved. These traits has to pass one and make a population, as it get selected. Then it’s a new species…

All this happens due to mutation, so we don’t know when a mutation is going to occur, but it’s always the species that we know, which get evolved

Sharon asks…

how many crustacean species have been discovered?

New Niche Finder answers:

The number of named species of Crustacea worldwide is estimated at approximately 50,000 to 67,000. The potential number of species ranges from as many as ten times to one hundred times that number. The “small” species may eventually be found in numbers comparable those of the insects on land. For example, the isopods (pill bugs, sea slaters) currently number approximately 5800 marine species, but recent estimates suggest that as many as 50,000 species of isopods could exist on coral reef habitats alone (Kensley 1988), a figure close the current total for all Crustacea, while Wilson (2003) estimated a total of 400,000 deep-sea species. Crustacean diversity is huge.

Joseph asks…

has there been any new species discovered in the last century?

if so can u name some
yea that gave the idea of this question

New Niche Finder answers:

There have been new species discovered this week.

Http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0519/Brand-new-species-discovered-including-Pinocchio-frogs-and-gargoyle-geckos

http://www.livescience.com/animals/new-species-list-10-100522.html

http://www.flyrodreel.com/blogs/tedwilliams/2010/may/discovered-conservationist

Michael asks…

Who discovers new marine species?

Like, once upon a time somebody had to have gone out and discovered the shark and the octopus and whatnot. Who actually goes out and does that? Would it be marine biologists or the other scientists or what?

New Niche Finder answers:

Every now and then a new species is discovered on this planet, it may be an ordinary person or marine biologists or other scientists, even you and me can find new species, i saw a new type of bug in the foothills of western ghats located in south india few weeks back and searched for it in the internet and referred some science magazines, there is nothing about this kind of bug, it may be a new species who know’s

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