Using The Power of the Web to Identify New Species

Taxonomist Quentin Wheeler is calling for a concerted effort to classify the millions of unidentified species in the world. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about the new field of “cybertaxonomy” and how it is harnessing the Web to speed up the effort to catalog life on earth. READ MORE

 

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The snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri) — also known as the “sneezing monkey” — was identified by scientists from Fauna & Flora International and the People Resources and Biodiversity Foundation in 2010. Because of its upturned nose, the monkey, which is native to Northern Myanmar, sneezes when it rains. (Thomas Geissmann/Fauna & Flora International)

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