Sunday, 22 October 2017

'Hiding in plain sight:' Discovery raises questions over scale of overlooked biodiversity


Date: October 17, 2017
Source: University of Plymouth

Scientists have used cutting-edge DNA technology and museum samples collected over the past two centuries to reveal a new species of diving beetle living in streams around the Mediterranean.

Meladema coriacea is among Europe's largest water beetles and has been considered common across the south of the continent and in North Africa since the early 19th century.


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