Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New species everywhere

A good account of how new species continue, stubbornly, to turn up all over the world.  As I wrote in the review of Marc van Roosmalen's book (see post below), not all the species we're finding are tiny marine invertebrates or tropical beetles.  We're talking about primates, cetaceans, and other vertebrates as well, and the squid are still mysterious enough that we may yet find a few more invertebrates large enough to be as startling as the "elbow" squid was.  We are far from a complete catalog of the passengers on Spaceship Earth.


Laurence Clark Crossen said...

Not just new species but extraordinary ethnoknowns. It seems possible some presumably extinct or mythical creatures may turn out to be real.

Matt Bille said...

I am sure that will happen.