05 September 2012

New to science! Along boardwalk at Chek Jawa and Pasir Ris!

Can you find species new to science in Singapore's mangroves? Along the boardwalk? YES!
This new species of cricket was found along the Chek Jawa boardwalk! It was named after Chek Jawa too! It is called Svistella chekjawa

Here's another new species of cricket that was found along the mangrove boardwalk at Pasir Ris! It's also named after the Singapore: Ornebius tampines. Sungei Tampines is one of the small streams that run through the Pasir Ris mangroves.
Read more about these new crickets in "Two new cricket species (Orthoptera: Gryllidae And Mogoplistidae) from the mangrove areas of Singapore." Tan Ming Kai and Tony Robillard. Pp. 411-420. [pdf, 11,517 KB]

Singapore's mangroves and shores are amazingly full of creatures that have yet to be identified! So much more to learn and discover!

More critters new to science and given names associated with Singapore in the latest issue of the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60(2): 241–598. 31 August 2012

More about Chek Jawa and Pasir Ris including how ordinary people can visit these fascinating wild places. The Naked Hermit Crabs conduct free guided walks at these two locations.

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