21 Feb '12, 9am

new #species #discovery

new #species #discovery

They are here at the invitation of the museum to study hermit crab material collected from the PANGLAO 2004 and 2005 expeditions with the aim of producing a series of papers documenting the diversity of hermit crabs collected from these expeditions. Only a few days into their study, they have found at least ten species new to science! Here is a preview of one such new species, a beautiful and tiny Pylopaguropsis, measuring only a few millimetres in length. Good things do come in small packages!

Full article: http://rafflesmuseum.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/new-species...

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