Scientists discover a new species of serpent

(CNN) – In veces, miraculous things that we create with new things (and new herramines) can lead to incredible discoveries. This is what Jeff Weinell, a graduate research assistant at the University of Kansas’ Institute for Biodiversity, has just discovered, including three specimens of preserved species in the institute’s biodiversity collection, found in campus between 2006 and 2012 2012 passed by this very moment, belongs to a property category.

The three species of snails are the only known members of a new genus of snails, called Levitonius, and a new species of snails, called Levitonius mirus.

Weinell’s and his colleagues, based on methods that include analysis of DNA and computerized tomographs that observe the ocean structure of the serpents, are published on Wednesday in the review Copeia revised by pares.

The recent identification of Levitonius mirus, also known as Waray’s single excavator, originates from the Samar and Leyte Islands in the Philippines, an exceptional biodiversity archipelago that includes at least 112 species of terrestrial species, including the other.

The serpent has the minor amount of vertebrae of all the species of serpents in the world, according to the study, and possesses a large crane and stretches in relation to its tamaño, Weinell explained in a conversation with CNN. Their scams are very iridescent and it is probable that their diet is based on earthworms.

Weinell hizo hincapié in the importance of the collaboration between the scientific and scientific scientists of the Philippines, which claims the compensation of the biodiversity in the region ..

A fortuitous discovery

Originally, Weinell was interested in learning more about a group of so-called Pseudorabdion serpentines.

“Following the DNA of a group of specimens from this group, it was erroneously identified as belonging to (Pseudorabdion),” Weinell told CNN.

“When I receive DNA results, I think it’s just a mistake on my part, or contamination of the samples,” Weinell explains.

A more detailed analysis of the escalators and computerized tomographs that illuminated its structure revealed that Weinell had trope with new algae.

A ‘miniaturized’ serpent

The serpent is described as a genius and a “miniaturized” species, much more pointed than its more certain brackets, dijo Weinell. While the Levitonius miraculously increased to the sum of 17 centimeters of length, “from the size of a lap”, signaled, “the most dangerous parishes can be three to four more large.”

“There are many consequences, such as the reduction in the number of dogs, a species simplification of the body,” said Weinell.

“The miniaturization has not been observed with such frequency, at least in the range”, says the graduate research assistant at KU, and this range represents one of the most extreme cases within the largest cloud in the area, called Elapoidea. This coat also includes larger venous serpents such as cobras and mammals. Weinell dijo que es poco probability que la Levitonius mirus sea venenosa.

An excavator excavator

The three specimens that were examined in the studio are the only ones that are known to be found, and the surfer has never been photographed live, Weinell told CNN.

Treated to log in 2017, traveling to the Philippines, per his expedition on the second day of departure.

“Todavia has a good habit of being able to live in the wild, because it’s difficult to find out if we have the perfect conditions for the hagan to live on the surface,” Weinell explained.

A new generation too

The hallazgos are more extant than any other species, all have a genius of serpents.

“We will describe the serpentine not only as a new species, but as a new genus because it has very different morphologically from its most important parent, the Oxyrhabdium, and because of the amount of genetic divergence between Levitonius and Oxyrhabdis is different,” statement Weinell.

Weinell anticipates that possibly more species of the genus will be found in the Philippines, although the hiccups that these serpents have adapted to the vast majority of the earth could complicate the field of scientists.

Name new things

For Weinell, a particularly interesting aspect of this study was the ability to name a new generation and a new species.

The common name of the serpent honors the Waray-waray people who inhabit the area where the specimens are found. The scientific number, Levitonius mirus, honors Alan Leviton, an investigator from the Academy of Sciences of California who has spent decades studying in the Philippines, and continues to do so today.

“It’s not my fault that it’s going to be a surprise,” said Weinell, noting the publication of the hallucinations.

The famous word, Latin for “extraordinary”, refers to the naturalness of Weinell’s discovery.

“I’m looking for something else and we’ve got it, that’s including what’s most ingenious about what it’s looking for,” he said.

The importance of biodiversity collections

The hecho of the powder scientists identify a new genus and species of serpentine based on specimens in a hable collection of the importance of maintaining biodiversity deposits in research and university institutions, according to the co-author of the study study Rafe biology KU Institute of Biodiversity and Museum of Natural History.

“In this case, the ‘campo experts’ trainers identify erroneously specimens, and hicimus repeatedly, during years, without recognizing the importance of our hallucinations, which were preserved and used as Brown anodic comics and indescribable.

“Many of the people who are in the camp, including the same, are likely to not be the ones who are coming at the moment when we have the discovery; nadie can really be an expert in everything », affirms Weinell.

Biodiversity collections allow scientists to turn to specimens and continue studying new forms.

There is much more to discover, or rediscover, especially when it comes to advancing technology and scientists with new data.

“Now that we have completed complete genome data, what is actually changing our form of evolution as a whole, in fact, the form in which we define the following species. “It will affect those things in the future but it is not clear,” Weinell concluded.