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

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All new species

763

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New species of insects and their relatives

297

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New species of spiders and their relatives

57

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New species of vertebrates

21

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New species of annelids (segmented worms and relatives)

7

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New species of green and red algae

3

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New species of slime moulds

1

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New species of fungi

166

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New species of crustaceans

55

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New species of sponges

20

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New species of bryozoans

5

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New species of sea-spiders (pycnogonids)

3

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New species of vascular plants

77

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New species of corals, sea jellies and relatives

30

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New species of molluscs

16

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New species of flatworms

4

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New species of bacteria

1