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The first record of the Gold-fringed Pygmy in Germany prompted a review of this elusive species in Europe. More than half of the known specimens originate from just two countries: 17 from England and 11 from the Netherlands. Is..


Continue reading 16 September 2020   2 dgn oud

The most commonly used method for the taxonomic identification of tree trunks is wood anatomy. The number of experts with a long-term training is decreasing, however, while the technology continues to develop. Wood anatomists from..


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Butterfly orchid flowers evolved into different shapes in adaptation to their pollinators. Dewi Pramanik (Naturalis Biodiversity Center) and colleagues reveal the evolutionary origin of three highly specialized orchid floral..


Continue reading 29 August 2020   2 wkn oud

Scientific names of animals and plants consist of two parts: the genus name and the specific name. The genus name is not only a name label, but also an indication of evolutionary relationship: all species with the same genus name..


Continue reading 11 August 2020   1 maand oud

In 2021, the Amsterdam Zuidas will host 'Sapiens', a unique place where young people and scientists can work together on projects that improve our planet. The initiative will be launched by Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Vrije..


Continue reading 21 July 2020   1 maand oud

The type of question that museums ask about objects in their collection influences conversations between parents and children. Researchers from Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center studied how questions influence..


Continue reading 15 July 2020   2 mnd oud

In order to increase knowledge about Dutch biodiversity, a national approach to scientific research is necessary. To make this possible Naturalis, NIOO-KNAW, NIOZ-NWO and Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute-KNAW will start..


Continue reading 12 July 2020   2 mnd oud

A 2018 study of mosquito populations on the islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius documented eleven species, including two new species for Sint Maarten, a number of which are known to spread mosquito-borne diseases...


Continue reading 27 June 2020   2 mnd oud

Scientists in the Netherlands today announce the discovery of a new beetle species named after The Beatles. The insect was found on a citizen science 'expedition' to the Vondelpark in the heart of Amsterdam - close to the Hilton..


Continue reading 04 June 2020   3 mnd oud

The 2019 Naturalis Biodiversity Center and ANEMOON Foundation expeditions worked, among other things, to catalog the wide variety of seaweeds off the coast of Bonaire. From this and previous reports, nearly 250 species were..


Continue reading 31 May 2020   3 mnd oud

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