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A New Species of Blind Mouse Was Found in Yunnan, China

  A new species of blind mouse was found in Mts. Jiaozi and Dawei inYunnanProvince, China, named Typhlomys nanus. In a survey in 2008, three samples of blind mice from Mt. Jiaozi and one sample from Mt. Dawei were collected by scientists from the Lab of Mammal Ecology and Evolution lead by Xuelong JIANG at Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS. These four samples are proved to be a new species r... more
A New Species of Sisorid Catfish Was Found in Myanmar Named as Oreoglanis hponkanensis

  North Myanmar is one of the most species diverse hotspots in the world. In recent years, Wildlife Biodiversity in Southeast Asia Research Group in Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), led by Xiaoyong CHEN Researcher, has carried out several investigations about aquatic organisms’ diversity here. During a survey in 2015, a new sisorid catfish was collected from the Mali Hka River drainage i... more
Collaborative Team of Scientists Determines the First High-resolution Structure of a Eukaryotic Cyclic Nucleotide-gated Channel

  When we see the colorful world or smell a pleasant (or repulsive) scent, light or chemical signals are converted into electrical signals in our eyes and noses, signals that our brain recognizes and processes. Crucial for this signal conversion is a group of membrane proteins called cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels. A team of scientists from the Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ) of t... more
Scientists discover new species of genus Fejervarya - Fejervarya chiangmaiensis sp. nov. from northern Thailand

  Species of genus Fejervarya belong to family Dicroglossidae, inhabit in farmland, swaps and other open wet habitats. The genus Fejervarya currently contains 40 species which can be classified into two large groups: the South Asia group and the East and Southeast Asian group. In Thailand, in total of seven species were recorded.
  During a field survey conducted from June to September, 20... more
Scientists Draw the Distribution Map of Grey Wolves in China

  As one of the earliest domesticated animals, dogs are widely distributed worldwide, whereas, the distributions of their ancestor, the grey wolf, in China is still controversial. Many well-known western literatures claimed that grey wolves were never presented in large part of China. However, from many historical materials, e.g., totem, fresco, poetry, essays, folktales, it is not rare to f... more
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