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The Etendeka round-eared sengi was recently discovered by the Academy's own Jack Dumbacher.

Hunting and habitat destruction quickly drove the passenger pigeon to extinction, but can we bring them back?

Atlas moths are famous for the markings on their wings that bear an uncanny resemblance to cobra heads.

Anglerfish live in the depths of the Pacific Ocean and use a phosphorescent bulb to attract prey.

Thought to now be extinct in the wild, the few Deppea splendens left are the legacy of Academy botanists.

Once one of the most common creatures in the Sea of Cortez, the gulf sun star is rarely seen today.

Monarch was one of the last Ursus arctos californicus, a now-extinct grizzly bear subspecies.

In 2014, the Academy's Dave Ebert added to his list of new-species discoveries with this deepwater sawshark.

This flowering palm is a plant kingdom record-holder, boasting the world's heaviest seeds.

The giant hawkmoth was discovered in 1882. Its existence, however, was predicted 20 years earlier.

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