For the first time in 133 years a new species of boa has been discovered in the Dominican Republic, published in the MCZ journal Breviora, by Miguel A. Landestoy, R. Graham Reynolds and Robert W. Henderson.
From UNC Asheville:
For the first time in over a century, a new boa species has been discovered in the Dominican Republic. University of North Carolina Asheville Associate Professor of Biology Graham Reynolds has collaborated with naturalist Miguel Landesto...
The latest issue of Breviora documents the first living individuals of a species previously only known from deceased specimens collected over 50 years ago. Rediscovery and a Redescription of the Crooked-Acklins Boa, Chilabothrus schwartzi is available on our website and more about the project is posted by the University of North Carolina, Ashville.
The Harvard Art Museums have recreated a historical cabinet of curiosities in the exhibit The Philosophy Chamber featuring MCZ specimens from Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Paleontology and Ornithology collections. Read more info in the Harvard Magazine.