One Species at a Time Podcast: New Species in the Old World

February 19, 2014 19:21

In 1832, during his voyage on the HMS Beagle that would provide fuel for his revolutionary insights about evolution, Charles Darwin collected an enormous number of specimens—including a rove beetle collected in Argentina that was "rediscovered" in a museum drawer in 2008. This beetle was recently described as a new species and named in Darwin's honor.

Although remote areas of the world are rich sources of still undescribed species, previously unrecognized species can be discovered even in very unremote regions in Europe. Listen to Encyclopedia of Life’s One Species at a Time podcast about searching for new species in familiar places.

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The One Species at a Time podcast series is supported by the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.