(NEW YORK) -- A new species of turtle that roamed Earth alongside dinosaurs and flying reptiles has been discovered in Madagascar. The near-complete fossil of the quick-mouthed frog turtle, or Sahonachelys mailakavava, was found in the Maevarano Formation in northwestern Madagascar, according to a study... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Transforming crop and timber production to a sustainable model could reduce the extinction of species by mitigating one of the great drivers of terrestrial wildlife decline, according to a new study. Loss of habitat is often to blame when the status of... Read More.
BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is continuing to field lawsuits filed over Endangered Species Act decisions made by the Trump administration. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Thursday over its failure to provide... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A new invasive species of mosquito that has the potential to transfer diseases from animals to humans has been found in Florida.The species, Aedes scapularis, was predominately found in South and Central America,... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species has declared 31 animal and plant species extinct.That total includes the lost shark, listed as critically... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have discovered a new species of monkeys in central Myanmar with the help of a 100-year-old tissue sample.The primate, named Popa langur after the extinct volcano Mount Popa, has been... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Paleontologists in China have discovered a brand new species of burrowing dinosaur that dates back an estimated 125 million years ago.The newly found dinosaur species was discovered in the Lujiatun Beds,... Read More.
Introducing Atheris hetfieldi: the most metal of all the snakes. The newly discovered species of the venomous African bush viper is named after Metallica frontman James Hetfield. The snake measures up to 52 cm long and inhabits the Bioko island in Equatorial Guinea Speaking... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Officials across multiple states are urging people to be on the lookout for an invasive species that can have a devastating impact on agriculture.In recent weeks, officials in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware... Read More.
BY: ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The vanishing of a rare bird colony in New Zealand has left ornithologists both baffled and concerned for the species' future, according to experts who spoke to ABC News. The shore plovers, also known as tūturuatus,... Read More.