New species 2020

New Australian species 2020

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.

There is also a dashboard page for species published in 2019

All new species

281

New species of insects and their relatives

104

New species of fungi

18

New species of spiders and their relatives

14

New species of annelids (segmented worms and relatives)

7

New species of flatworms

2

New species of sea-spiders (pycnogonids)

1

New species of vascular plants

46

New species of sponges

17

New species of crustaceans

9

New species of bryozoans

5

New species of bacteria

1

New species of corals, sea jellies and relatives

30

New species of molluscs

16

New species of vertebrates

9

New species of green and red algae

2

New species of slime moulds

1

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