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Category: AMRI

The highest mountain in southern China reveals a new frog species

Meet the tiny new frog species just discovered from southern China

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Zhiyong Yuan, Category: AMRI, Date: 06 Aug 2017

From somewhere in the Pacific

Humpback whales, to spectacular nudibranches and a bizarre sponge crab — the AM team updates us from an expedition in the southwest Pacific. 

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Mark McGrouther, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Sally Reader, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Aug 2017

Leading Ladies of STEM

AMRI played host to 50 young ladies as part of the UNSW STEM Career Week program, a fun and inspirational morning was had by all!

By: Alexandra Nuttall, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Jul 2017

Fishing in Permian seas – a fossil fish donation from Blackwater, Queensland

Our Palaeontology section has just received a very welcome Cultural Gifts Program donation of fossil fish from Blackwater, Queensland.

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Jul 2017

Genetics and bio-banking as a tool for detecting wild poached animals in the illegal pet trade

AMRI scientists show the power of bio-banking as yet another tool in the war against the illegal wildlife trade.

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Jun 2017

Male kangaroos don’t always move far from home

Male eastern grey kangaroos can move large distances, but their DNA suggests that sometimes they don’t!

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Jun 2017

The tadpole of a very rare toad revealed

The tadpole of the rare and highly threatened Sterling’s Toothed Toad has remained a mystery, until now.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 06 Jun 2017

New species of Leaf-litter Frog discovered from Vietnam

A small, zig-zag striped frog has just been discovered in Vietnam

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Jun 2017

Spiders that look like ants

AM scientists have discovered two new species of ant-mimic spiders that gain their ant-like appearance in a most unusual way.

By: Dr Helen Smith, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Jun 2017

In search of undescribed species in northern Australia

Bush Blitz uncovers the remarkable diversity of amphibians and reptiles that call Bradshaw Field Training area home.

By: Mr Stephen Mahony, Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 30 May 2017