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  • A new bird which humans drove to extinction discovered in Azores

    Adeline Marcos | 25 July 2017 09:16

    Inside the crater of a volcano on Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean, an international team of researchers has discovered the bones of a new extinct species of songbird, a bullfinch which they have named Pyrrhula crassa. The remains were found in a small cavity through which time ago the lava flowed. This bird disappeared a few hundreds of years ago due to hum...

  • The first Iberian lynx infected by the pseudorabies virus

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | 20 February 2017 09:02

    Matojo, the nine-month-old Iberian lynx cub found dead in 2015 in Extremadura, did not die from natural causes. His necropsy shows that it was the pseudorabies virus that triggered his sudden demise. Before this case, contagion of this infectious disease was only known in one wild cat in the world, a Florida panther. 

  • Scientists generate spermatic cells from endangered species to maintain their genetic diversity

    MNCN-CSIC | 22 July 2014 14:02

    Scientists from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) have managed to rescue the genotype of young males that were bound to be genetically lost after road kills. The study represents an important step in the conservation of lberian lynx and Mohor gazelle.

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