New species 2019

New Australian species 2019

Every year, taxonomists in Australia and overseas discover and name many new Australian species. You can keep abreast of these new discoveries using the Discoveries Dashboard below.

 

Click on an item to see a list of new species in that group, named since the beginning of the year.

All new species

606

New species of insects

212

New species of fungi

48

New species of vertebrates

33

New species of molluscs

8

New species of slime moulds

5

New species of chromists (diatoms and their relatives)

3

New species of tunicates

1

New species of vascular plants

105

New species of spiders and their relatives

45

New species of flatworms

26

New species of sponges

7

New species of corals, sea jellies and relatives

3

New species of bacteria

2

New species of crustaceans

48

New species of centipedes, millipedes and their relatives

38

New species of annelids (segmented worms and relatives)

12

New species of nematodes

6

New species of green and red algae

3

New species of water bears

1

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