Brazil has two populations of American bullfrogs, an exotic species that transmits a deadly fungus

Researchers collecting feral bullfrogs. Study confirmed the existence of at least two different populations of bullfrogs. Credit: Ana Paula Brandão Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) and the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) have conducted the most comprehensive genetic analysis ever of the American bullfrog (Aquarana catesbeiana) in Brazil, concluding that there are … Read more

North Atlantic temperature helps forecast extreme events in Northeast Brazil up to three months in advance

Geophysical Research Letters. The group used a novel discretion focusing on low rainfall and severe drought. Credit: Marcello Casal Jr./Agência Brasil” width=”800″ height=”449″/> The dried-up Sobradinho dam in Bahia state in December 2015. The finding comes from a study reported by scientists from Brazil, China, Australia and Germany in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The … Read more

Amazon deforestation threatens newly discovered fish species in Brazil

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Both species inhabit waters located at the bleeding edge of human encroachment into the Amazon rainforest roughly 25 miles north of the Brazilian city of Apuí. Credit: Murilo NL Pastana & Willian M. Ohara” width=”800″ height=”469″/> The recently described Poecilocharax callipterus. Average fish size ~3 centimeters. Smithsonian’s National Museum … Read more

A new 225-million-year-old reptile from Brazil

Right humerus of Faxinalipterus (UFRGS-PV-0927-T) which is quite different from the humerus of pterosaurs. Note the little projection of the deltopectoral crest (dpc), which in pterosaurs is much more developed. This is an important feature for the flight. Image of the published article. Credit: Alexander Kellner Maehary bonapartei represents a small reptile that is considered … Read more