Tag: amazon

Amazonian Tree with human sized leaves is finally classified as a new species:

February 16, 2022

Scientists have known about this extremely rare tree for decades, but did not have any genetic material to describe it. In 2005 a couple of botanists collected seeds from a tree in Jamari National Forest, a ancient tropical forest in the Amazon. They took the seeds and planted them and waited for one to flower….


October 16, 2021

You may have all heard of the largest Amazon rainforest in the world in South America. If the whole forest is imagined as one country, it will become the seventh largest country in the world. The biodiversity and origin of this forest, which is spread over nine countries, is still not fully known. It seems…

Researchers have discovered for the first time fluorescent frogs that glow in the dark.

September 28, 2021

Fluorescent frogs were found in the Amazon rainforest of Argentina. Researchers at the Bernardino Rivadavia Museum of Natural Sciences are behind the discovery. During a study of the specific color scheme of the spotted frogs (polka-dot tree frog) commonly found in these areas, the researchers accidentally discovered the feature of these frogs glowing in the…