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This freaky slime mould from HBO’s The Last of Us isn’t a fungus at all – but it is a brainless predator
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He pūnaha whakarōpū ❘ Classifying and identifying plants
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Nepotism, cronyism and sexism detected in the naming of parasitic worms - STUFF May 2022
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New human species has been named Homo bodoensis - but it may not stick – NEW SCIENTIST Oct '21
The name Apteryx haastii was applied to great spotted kiwi in 1872. However, a recent study by Researcher Lara Shepherd, Vertebrate Curator Alan Tennyson, and collaborators, has shown that Apteryx haastii is not what we thought it was. Bird, Scientific, Spotted, Shepherd, Birds, Greats, Alan, Real
What is the real scientific name for great spotted kiwi? | Te Papa’s Blog
The name Apteryx haastii was applied to great spotted kiwi in 1872. However, a recent study by Researcher Lara Shepherd, Vertebrate Curator Alan Tennyson, and collaborators, has shown that Apteryx haastii is not what we thought it was.
What do a squat lobster, a sand hopper, a comma shrimp and a geodiid sponge have in common? Uroptychus sadie, Syrrhoe sadiae, Campylaspis millsae and Geodia sadiemillsae are all named after Sadie Mills, who as a little girl played in rockpools on Scotland’s Isle of Mull and dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. Fast forward a couple of decades, and she’s sharing her love of tiny ocean creatures with researchers from around the world in her role as manager of the NIWA Invertebrate Collection Queen, Squats, Biologist, Marine Biologist, Critter, Invertebrate, Ocean Creatures, Creatures, Lobster
Queen of the critters
What do a squat lobster, a sand hopper, a comma shrimp and a geodiid sponge have in common? Uroptychus sadie, Syrrhoe sadiae, Campylaspis millsae and Geodia sadiemillsae are all named after Sadie Mills, who as a little girl played in rockpools on Scotland’s Isle of Mull and dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. Fast forward a couple of decades, and she’s sharing her love of tiny ocean creatures with researchers from around the world in her role as manager of the NIWA Invertebrate Collection
Since the Age of Enlightenment, scientists have named new species according to strict taxonomic guidelines, guidelines they themselves developed. But knowing what we know now about the insidiousness of colonisation, we should ask ourselves who has the right to bestow official scientific names. To mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Assistant Curator of Entomology Leilani Walker (Whakatōhea) reflects on the history—and future—of using te reo in scientific names. Museums, Van, Wedding, Auckland, Museum, Berg, Wellington, Memorial Museum, Collections
Naming rights
Since the Age of Enlightenment, scientists have named new species according to strict taxonomic guidelines, guidelines they themselves developed. But knowing what we know now about the insidiousness of colonisation, we should ask ourselves who has the right to bestow official scientific names. To mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Assistant Curator of Entomology Leilani Walker (Whakatōhea) reflects on the history—and future—of using te reo in scientific names.
A meet-and-greet with 10 of New Zealand’s 68 freshly minted insect citizens  Moths which live on volcanoes, a mite too small to photograph, a flightless stonefly, and a wasp with teensy wings to cope with windy weather are just some of New Zealand’s newest citizens.  These finds represent just a smattering of the 68 insects at our feet and in the trees around us which were studied and formally described by scientists in 2019.   Being ‘described’ is a little like getting a birth certificate... Insects, Wasp, Bugs And Insects, Volcanoes, Bugs, Creepy, Windy Weather, Cope, Weather
Meet our newest creepy crawly citizens
A meet-and-greet with 10 of New Zealand’s 68 freshly minted insect citizens Moths which live on volcanoes, a mite too small to photograph, a flightless stonefly, and a wasp with teensy wings to cope with windy weather are just some of New Zealand’s newest citizens. These finds represent just a smattering of the 68 insects at our feet and in the trees around us which were studied and formally described by scientists in 2019. Being ‘described’ is a little like getting a birth certificate...
A moth named Barbara — no, it is not the sequel to the film A Fish Called Wanda. Ichneutica barbara is the latest species of moth to be officially identified and is named after Otago Museum Royal Society Rutherford Discovery fellow and Ahi Pepe MothNet leader Barbara Anderson, who is passionate about all things moths. Films, Anderson, Royal Society, Moth, Discovery, Society
New species named for Dunedin woman
A moth named Barbara — no, it is not the sequel to the film A Fish Called Wanda. Ichneutica barbara is the latest species of moth to be officially identified and is named after Otago Museum Royal Society Rutherford Discovery fellow and Ahi Pepe MothNet leader Barbara Anderson, who is passionate about all things moths.
Scientific names of flora, fauna and fungi are based on a system started in the 1750s using Latin. Indigenous languages have crept into this system, but what’s the best way to go about incorporating te reo Māori or ta re Moriori?  In 1966, a genus of a dark-coloured native cockroach that uses odour as a defence strategy was described as Maoriblatta, a name based on the cockroaches’ common name "Māori-bug”. Flora, Taxonomy, Fauna, Fungi, Common, Defence, Languages, System
Te reo in taxonomy
Scientific names of flora, fauna and fungi are based on a system started in the 1750s using Latin. Indigenous languages have crept into this system, but what’s the best way to go about incorporating te reo Māori or ta re Moriori? In 1966, a genus of a dark-coloured native cockroach that uses odour as a defence strategy was described as Maoriblatta, a name based on the cockroaches’ common name "Māori-bug”.
Discover more about five New Zealand insects, each one representing one of the orders within the insect kingdom. Montessori, Insect Species, Insect Orders, Insect Control, Characteristics Of Insects, Rodent Control
The five most diverse insect orders
Discover more about five New Zealand insects, each one representing one of the orders within the insect kingdom.
One of New Zealand’s most well known insects is the wētā, of the Orthoptera order, but there are thousands of other insects species, some of which we know very little about. New Zealand, Animals, Dan
Insect taxonomy — TEACHING RESOURCE
One of New Zealand’s most well known insects is the wētā, of the Orthoptera order, but there are thousands of other insects species, some of which we know very little about.
University of Auckland's Tom Saunders asks why we are standing by as taxonomy is gutted and left to wither   Our planet is dominated by insects, but as with most life on Earth, we know virtually nothing about them.  We do know they are involved in ecological communities that put food on our tables, remove dung and corpses from the environment, and provide innumerable other ecosystem services we rely on to survive. But with many species of plants, animals, and microbes still unknown Ecology, Tables, Discovery News, Environment, Microbes
Taxonomy - the neglected science of discovery
University of Auckland's Tom Saunders asks why we are standing by as taxonomy is gutted and left to wither Our planet is dominated by insects, but as with most life on Earth, we know virtually nothing about them. We do know they are involved in ecological communities that put food on our tables, remove dung and corpses from the environment, and provide innumerable other ecosystem services we rely on to survive. But with many species of plants, animals, and microbes still unknown
Why do scientific names change? Kiokio by any other name… - TE PAPA BLOG.   Why do scientific names change? Kiokio by any other name… What is an appropriate amount of change in our scientific classification of life? Botany Curator Leon Perrie ponders this using the kiokio and its fern relatives as an example. Botany, Leon, Science, Example, Ponder, Change, Learning Science
Why do scientific names change? Kiokio by any other name… | Te Papa’s Blog
Why do scientific names change? Kiokio by any other name… - TE PAPA BLOG. Why do scientific names change? Kiokio by any other name… What is an appropriate amount of change in our scientific classification of life? Botany Curator Leon Perrie ponders this using the kiokio and its fern relatives as an example.
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Identifying moths - VIDEO.  Dr Robert Hoare from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research explains why it’s challenging to identify moths. He also notes that observation leads to appreciation and, hopefully, conservation. Robert tells us why we shouldn’t use our fingers when observing and identifying moths. Look closely to see what common instrument Robert and the students use when working with moths. Conservation, Science And Technology, Science Topics, Identify, Explain Why
Identifying moths
Identifying moths - VIDEO. Dr Robert Hoare from Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research explains why it’s challenging to identify moths. He also notes that observation leads to appreciation and, hopefully, conservation. Robert tells us why we shouldn’t use our fingers when observing and identifying moths. Look closely to see what common instrument Robert and the students use when working with moths.
Making moth identification guides - TEACHING RESOURCE.  Names are important. They identify who we are and where we come from. But sometimes, names don’t tell the whole story. For example, the Oxford Dictionary defines ‘moth’ as an insect with two pairs of broad wings covered in microscopic scales, typically drably coloured and chiefly nocturnal, but that description doesn’t really fit the cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) pictured here. Videos, Nature, Moth Species, Moth Caterpillar, Moth Fly, Types Of Moths
Making moth identification guides
Making moth identification guides - TEACHING RESOURCE. Names are important. They identify who we are and where we come from. But sometimes, names don’t tell the whole story. For example, the Oxford Dictionary defines ‘moth’ as an insect with two pairs of broad wings covered in microscopic scales, typically drably coloured and chiefly nocturnal, but that description doesn’t really fit the cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) pictured here.
Our native trees - PLD WEBINAR VIDEO and PPT.  In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers from the Science Learning Hub and Ben Moorhouse from the Department of Conservation introduce some readily available resources and model activities about New Zealand’s native trees. Learning, Activities
Our native trees
Our native trees - PLD WEBINAR VIDEO and PPT. In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers from the Science Learning Hub and Ben Moorhouse from the Department of Conservation introduce some readily available resources and model activities about New Zealand’s native trees.
Primate Speciation: A Case Study of African Apes. Biological anthropologists use genetic data to understand the evolutionary relationships that humans share with great apes and to examine how our genetic history differs from theirs. Why is Studying Ape Speciation Important?  The ape family, Hominidae, contains four extant genera: Pongo, consisting of the Sumatran and Bornean orangutans; Gorilla, consisting of western and eastern gorillas; Pan, consisting of common chimpanzees and bonobos; and fi Great Ape, Evo, Mining Pool, Eastern Gorilla, Apes, Primates
Primate Speciation: A Case Study of African Apes
Primate Speciation: A Case Study of African Apes. Biological anthropologists use genetic data to understand the evolutionary relationships that humans share with great apes and to examine how our genetic history differs from theirs. Why is Studying Ape Speciation Important? The ape family, Hominidae, contains four extant genera: Pongo, consisting of the Sumatran and Bornean orangutans; Gorilla, consisting of western and eastern gorillas; Pan, consisting of common chimpanzees and bonobos; and fi
10 most exquisite new species for 2017 - SLIDESHOW. Start a unit on classification with some very cool bugs that are guaranteed to get the attention of your class! Harry Potter, Harry Potter Sorting Hat, Spider, Harry Potter Hat, Harry Potter Sorting, Hogwarts Sorting Hat, Gryffindor, Harry Potter Wizard, Spider Species
19 of the Cutest Bat Species
10 most exquisite new species for 2017 - SLIDESHOW. Start a unit on classification with some very cool bugs that are guaranteed to get the attention of your class!
Five things you should know about taxonomy - BLOG. Instagram, Photo, Instagram Photo, Large Hadron Collider, Instagram Posts, Guy, Fly Guy, Western University
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Five things you should know about taxonomy - BLOG.
This Alpha introduces you to researchers working in different areas of biosystematics, and gives you ideas about how you could have a career in this area. It also shows you some case studies where biosystematics is being used to solve real-life problems. Education, Educational Technology, Teaching, Ideas, Linnaeus, Career
Supporting teaching and learning
This Alpha introduces you to researchers working in different areas of biosystematics, and gives you ideas about how you could have a career in this area. It also shows you some case studies where biosystematics is being used to solve real-life problems.
INFO SHEET - Classifying and identifying ferns Ferns, Fern Plant, Growing, Plant Leaves
Classifying and identifying ferns
INFO SHEET - Classifying and identifying ferns
VIDEO CLIP: Naming organisms - Dr Peter Buchanan and Dr Robert Hoare, of Landcare Research NZ Ltd, introduce the classification system that scientists use to identify and name organisms. Smaland, History, Uppsala, People, Leiden, Great Artists, Carl Linnaeus, Carl Von Linné, Alexander
Naming organisms
VIDEO CLIP: Naming organisms - Dr Peter Buchanan and Dr Robert Hoare, of Landcare Research NZ Ltd, introduce the classification system that scientists use to identify and name organisms.