Cteniogenys and the discrete success of Choristoderes

Throughout the ages, some body plans and lifestyles seem to be so efficient that they've been repeatedly selected by different groups of organisms. Extant crocoyles are a good example of a successfull design as aquatic ambush predators, inhabiting today's most tropical freshwaters (with two species also consistently adapted to life at sea). Although other extinct … Continue reading Cteniogenys and the discrete success of Choristoderes


The first portuguese endemic vertebrate

In current days there is still an astounding number of new species of animals being discovered and described (unfortunately, some are first described to be straight classified as threatned but, certainly, others just simply vanish from the face of the earth without even being known to science). A fair share of these new species are … Continue reading The first portuguese endemic vertebrate