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Category: AMRI

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

The excitement continues: post-Lord Howe Island expedition

Now that all of the AM’s collections and research teams have safely arrived back home, what next? ‘Lots’ is the answer!

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 May 2017

Carb-loading Ibis are long-term stayers

We know that Australian White Ibis enjoy a sandwich in the park, but it’s not just because sausages aren’t on offer.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 May 2017

The truth comes out in the end

Genetic analysis of scats (faecal pellets) from a remnant rock-wallaby colony has revealed an unexpected evolutionary history.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 May 2017

Two new species of ‘micro’ termite

Termites can be hard to identify, both in your floorboards and in the lab. But finding two new species of them might not be all bad news!

By: Tim Lee, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 May 2017

Great Australian Bight Deepwater Survey

The science of the Great Australian Bight (GAB) is poorly known but the CSIRO GAB Deepwater Marine Program is hoping to change that.

By: Dr Penny Berents, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Apr 2017