229 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2018

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SAN FRANCISCO (December 5, 2018) – In 2018, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 229 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth’s complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species include 120 wasps, 34 sea slugs, 28 ants, 19 fish, seven flowering plants, seven spiders, four eels, three sharks, two water bears, one frog, one snake, one seahorse, one moss, and one liverwort plant. More than a dozen Academy scientists–along with several dozen international collaborators–described the new species discoveries.

Proving that our vast and dynamic planet still contains unexplored places with never-before-recorded plants and animals, the scientists made their finds over five continents and three oceans–venturing into river-carved canyons, diving to extreme ocean depths, and scouring misty forests. Their results help advance the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth.

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