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Your Questions About How To Discover New Species

Carol asks…

Are there new species and if there is could you give me the list?

Send me a list of new recent discovered species in XX and XXI Century.

New Niche Finder answers:

There are a huge number of species. This breaks it down pretty well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Species_described_in_the_20th_century

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Maria asks…

Where can I can find information and photos on the many species of anole lizards that live around the world?

I am thinking of writing an article on anole lizard species but I’m having difficulty finding out how many species there are and getting information on them. I’m seeking info on each one’s habitat conditions, degree of rarity and any endangerment status, range or territory in the wild, laws restricting collection and possession, whether captively-bred specimens are legal or not; as well as food, cover, temperature, and other culturing care needs. Specific books, articles, experts, web sites, etc. could all be helpful. An online database by a professional group, if understandable by the layperson, with copyright-free information, would be excellent. I’d also like to know the first species known to science; and the most recently discovered species; the largest and the smallest species when fully grown; the most cold-climate and hot-climate tolerant species; the longest and shortest lived species; and whether any of the species are vegetarian or cannibalistic.

New Niche Finder answers:

Photos: http://www.southalley.com/album_anoles2.html
Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anole ,
http://www.kingsnake.com/anolecare/

Paul asks…

How many species of animals do you think exists that we are not aware of yet?

We discover New species that we never seen before on Land and in the sea all the time. many of which scientist believe have been around for millions of years. how many species do you think are out there that we still have no clue that they even exist both land and sea?

New Niche Finder answers:

According to the leading scientists in the field, it is estimated that the number of known species of organisms (including plants, animals, and microorganisms) is ~1.4 million. This number is, of course, highly relative based on the distinctions made between species, and levels of organization.
More to your point, evolutionary biologists are generally agreed that this estimate is less than a TENTH of the number that actually live on earth!

For more info, check the link in the Source box.

Mary asks…

You discover a new species that has a haploid chromosome number of 5. How many possible gametes could be prod?

I’m taking a genetics class where the following question was ask, please explain you answer.

You discover a new species that has a haploid chromosome number of 5. How many possible gametes could be produced in an individual? How many for a mating pair?

New Niche Finder answers:

This one is tricky, and takes a few steps.
1. Find your genetics book.
2. Turn to the assigned reading for that particular lecture/class.
3. Read until you find answer.
4. Write down answer.

Good luck!

Charles asks…

You are studying the community of a small pond and discover two similar species of fish. You believe they m?

2.You are studying the community of a small pond and discover two similar species of fish. You believe they may be competitors, but you want scientific evidence to support or refute this idea. How would you conduct research, including studies you might carry out and findings you would expect if your hypothesis were true? Explain.

New Niche Finder answers:

This sound like a homework question. You should do your own work.

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