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What’s in a Name? A Year in Taxonomy at the Canadian Museum of Nature

A total of 34 new species were described by museum scientists in 2015, all with new scientific names. Some of our experts even had species named after them! Continue reading

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An unfinished story…assessing the status of Porter’s Twisted Moss

From historic collections to a lasting report, Jennifer Doubt shares the story of a rare moss and the national committee that can help save it. Continue reading

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The Museum of Nature as a rare species hub

Endangered? Threatened? Not at Risk? Jennifer Doubt shares some roles the museum plays in COSEWIC, the national committee that assesses the extinction risk of plants and animals in Canada. Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Our Discoveries in 2013

Museum scientists discovered 12 new animal, vegetable and mineral species in 2013. Thus, they contribute to global knowledge-sharing and nurture future scientific discoveries. Continue reading

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