Zoologist Wilmer Tanner poses with a mounted tiger at Brigham Young University's Life Sciences Museum. | Wilmer Tanner, Wikimedia Commons

10 Ways to Find a New Species

Would you like to discover a new animal? Here are 10 ways animal experts currently search for and document new species.

April 17, 2014
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A female pygmy slow loris clings to a human arm. | Lionel Mauritson, Wikimedia Commons
Great spotted woodpecker feathers, ready for collection | Christian Fischer, Wikimedia Commons
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection chemist reads a DNA profile. | James Tourtellotte, Wikimedia Commons
A dog gets its DNA collected on a swab. | National Institutes of Health
Close-up of a western Nomada bee | USGS Bee Inventory
Howler monkeys vocalizing | Wikimedia Commons
Super-hot hydrothermal vents harbor unexpected life. | NOAA
Mount Everest | Wikimedia Commons
Goliath frogs are preserved at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. | istolethetv, Flickr