To date, it has never been reported whether the Venice specimen represents a paratype and therefore, the second nearly complete skeleton reported in literature or a third unreported skeleton. Now, in a new paper in PeerJ, researchers have disentangled the complex history of the various skeletal remains that have been attributed to Ouranosaurus nigeriensis.
While more than 200 salticid fauna in New Zealand exist, very few of these have been thoroughly confirmed and descibed. Thus the discovery of a new species, the Trite pollardi, represesents an important contribution to the field.
The SMBE 2017 Collection
The “SMBE 2017 Collection” contains abstracts, posters, talk slides, and full-length manuscripts describing work presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) in Austin, TX, July 2–6 2017.