Animals galore

Parasitic wasps, friendly anemones: 9 new species identified in 2022

And there are many more left to discover.

Illustration of male and female otus bikegila
Marco Correia

In a time when extinction regularly makes headlines, it might seem paradoxical that scientists are still documenting new species.

Only a small fraction of the world’s biodiversity is formally on the books.

From the depths of the ocean to the densest forests on Earth, undiscovered creatures are hiding right under our noses.

Konrad Mebert