“He’s a little scared,” Quavillon said, carrying the monkey’s crate across the tarmac. This site uses cookies to assist with navigation, analyse your use of our services, and provide content from third parties. At the moment, we are in the process of describing even more new species and genera. After the field study, the other research work begins: the species is examined in a laboratory, described, named, and classified and then the research article is published in an international journal. He was awake the whole time,” he said. Discovering, classifying, and describing a new species is a long process. Describing new species to science is a race against the clock. Your feedback will go directly to Science X editors. Over the weekend, officials will introduce him to Shelley, the alpha female of the zoo’s troop of six spider monkeys. The complex also includes a smaller, 36-foot-by-24-foot cognitive research center, where Florida Tech students study spider-monkey behavior. It is estimated that 15 million different species live on our planet, but only 2 million of them are currently known to science. Nestled inside a blue-and-black animal crate, a baby spider monkey rescued from a suspected smuggler has flown from Dallas to Melbourne to — hopefully — start a new chapter with a foster family at Brevard Zoo. ©2020 Verizon Media. Zamani and Sääksjärvi say that the Loureedia phoenixi spider was named after actor Joaquin Phoenix. Jean Krejca, a biologist and President of Zara Environmental who was consulting on the project, made the extraordinary discovery after a downpour of rain revealed a 6-foot deep spider hole. The spider monkey — whose favorite food is grapes — was promptly whisked into a Toyota Sienna van for transport to Brevard Zoo in Viera. Krejca compared the discovery to “stumbling on a new Galapagos Island in terms of the biological significance of the region.". The new rescued baby will move into half of this area, and Shelley and her infant will enter the other half Saturday. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no

Furthermore, new species can also produce compounds that could lead to the development of new medicine. He was looking around. Science X Daily and the Weekly Email Newsletter are free features that allow you to receive your favorite sci-tech news updates in your email inbox. A bite from a woodlouse spider is not venomous or deadly. Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.

If you need help with the Public File, call 407-291-6000. "Our goal is to discover new species and tell their story to the world. Many of these animals live in areas that might transform or even disappear in the next few years. “He was curious. “They’ll be able to interact through the mesh, but they won’t have full contact with each other,” said Darby Proctor, a Florida Tech assistant professor of psychology who leads the spider monkey research. Spiders found in Texas include 88 unique species from confirmed sightings by contributing members of Spider ID.

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