Category: AMRI

Finding needles in a haystack

Detecting tiny exotic flies just got easier thanks to DNA barcoding, and now we also know where they came from.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015

All credit to Krefft: Gerard Krefft’s invisible new species of dunnart

150 years later, we set a naming record straight!

By: Dr Harry Parnaby, Dr Sandy Ingleby, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Jan 2015

Natural glass used for chopping tools in ancient Papua New Guinea

Axes made of glass were used to chop wood over 3000 years ago in Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: AMRI, Date: 08 Jan 2015

Silverfish: poor cousins or a remarkable success story?

Silverfish have survived the challenges of a drying climate and are well represented but poorly known in Australia.

By: Graeme Smith, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Jan 2015

A frog that gives birth to tadpoles!

Unique in the frog world, a newly described frog from Indonesia lays tadpoles instead of eggs.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 03 Jan 2015