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    The Leaf-litter Frog mystery in the Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

    Although Leaf-litter Frogs are found throughout the forests of Southeast Asia, only a single individual had been recorded in the Cardamom Mountains. This has now changed, with the scientific discovery of the Cardamom Leaf-Litter Frog, named in honour of Cambodian Herpetologist Thy Neang.

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    A new “type” of Pig-footed Bandicoot

    The original description of the now extinct Australian Pig-footed Bandicoot was based on one specimen, since lost, from which the tail was missing. New research, from the Australian Museum and Western Australian Museum, has nominated a replacement…

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    Chasing endemic land snails on Lord Howe Island

    Climbing high mountains, leaping out of boats, winching out of helicopters … we are prepared to do it all, and more, for endemic snails!

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    Worms under the hammer

    Collected thousands of metres below the ocean surface off the coast of Eastern Australia, two new species of deep-sea worm have been discovered. Learn how an unusual auction helped scientists at the Australian Museum and the University Museum of Bergen name these worms.

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    Angels in disguise

    Why do some fishes hybridize, while others don’t? A recent collaborative study with the University of Sydney, Australian Museum and University of Queensland, has asked this question of marine angelfishes. They found that hybridisation of these fishes is more widespread than previously thought.

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    This month in Archaeology: Three different early humans coexisted in South Africa … around 2 million years ago

    A team of scientists, led by Prof Andy Herries, recently discovered three different hominin species—Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and the earliest-known Homo erectus—lived in the same place at the same time.

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    Who am I? The larval sunfish mystery

    Isn’t this the cutest fish you have ever seen? At only 2 mm in length, this larval sunfish is one of three species of Mola found in Australian waters. The question is: which one is it?

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    Prehistoric sea scorpions once terrorised Australia

    A new study has revealed an unexpected diversity of fossil sea scorpions (distant cousins of modern-day scorpions) that once swam across Australia, between 390–436 million years ago.

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    Good news for one of the most threatened frogs in the world

    No longer known from just a single mountain top: expeditions in the mountains of northern Vietnam discover new locations for a rare frog.

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    The amazing detective story of an exotic worm’s journey

    How did a worm in Japan also occur in France? And what do oysters have to do with it? Pat Hutchings and Nicolas Lavesque delve into the story of an exotic worm to find the answers.

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    This month in Archaeology: Blue Mountains rock art galleries threatened by fire

    Less than 100 km to the west of Sydney, a phenomenal rock art record survives in thousands of Blue Mountains rock shelters. These rock art sites hold significant cultural and heritage values and high research potential.

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    Back from the brink but still divided: enhancing resilience of genetic islands of the Lord Howe Woodhen

    Although restricted to a 15 square kilometre island in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, populations of the endangered Lord Howe Island Woodhen are still maintaining social distancing.

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    Searching for a seriously secretive frog species

    Finding flood-loving forest frogs…..and a fungus?

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    Worm Wizards of Oz: self-isolated, but connected

    Dr Elena (Lena) Kupriyanova and her team from the “Worm Lab” (Marine Invertebrates) have been busy during this lockdown period. Have a look at what our scientists have been up to …

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    Conservation Cold Case

    What caused frog disappearances on the New England Tablelands 40 years ago?