Measles Cases Are Still Rising in the U.S. But They ’re Even Higher Globally
The number of measles cases reported around the world has roughly tripled since last year, according to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries have been reported to the WHO so far this year. By contrast, about 28,000 measles cases in 163 countries were reported at this time last year, the WHO says. There are likely many more cases that have gone unreported, the WHO says, but the data provides a good sense of global disease trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday also released updated figures for domestic cases of measles. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 despite desire for vaccinations
As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history — with more than 1,200 dead and cases exceeding 115,000 — resistance to vaccinating children is not the problem. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreak kills more than 1,200 in Madagascar
Madagascar measles outbreak kills more than 1,200 people, with widespread poverty to blame (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.
Following intensive vaccination efforts, measles cases plunged across the world. Now clusters of new infections — some linked, some not — have confounded health officials. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Jews and Judaism Hasidism Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance United Nations World Health Organization Brooklyn (NYC) Israel Rockland County (NY) Philippines Poland Madagascar Ukraine Source Type: news

Love Island: Flamboyant males get the girls on Madagascar
(Frontiers) German scientists have discovered two new species of giant stick insect on Madagascar, whose males become dazzling blue or multicolored at sexual maturity.Writing in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, the researchers describe their rare and exciting findings, and wonder at the reproductive success of the least stick-like stick insects on the planet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The mums saving each other from a taboo condition
Women in Madagascar who have had life-changing surgery are helping others to get treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RIT, zoo researchers capturing sights, sounds and insects of Madagascar
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Seneca Park Zoo are developing a virtual reality gaming environment that will let zoogoers experience a Madagascar rainforest ecosystem. They recently journeyed to the Centre ValBio field station in Ranomafana National Park on a trip that laid the groundwork for creating accurate 3D models of the exotic Madagascar wildlife and habitat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius in September
Pope Francis will visit the African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Madagascar: 1,100 Measles Deaths Are More About Money Than 'Vaccine Hesitancy'
[IRIN] Antananarivo -In a healthcare centre in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo nine-year-old Faneva inches his arm forward. The nurse disinfects his skin before inserting the needle. A few seconds later, it's all over. The young boy smiles in relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Without Vaccine, Hundreds of Children Die in Madagascar Measles Outbreak Without Vaccine, Hundreds of Children Die in Madagascar Measles Outbreak
Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar's famed sun soaked beaches.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Without vaccine, hundreds of children die in Madagascar measles outbreak
Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar's famed sun soaked beaches. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

65 Measles Cases In Washington, Yet Arizona May Expand Vaccine Exemptions
With at least 65 cases in Washington measles outbreak, the state of Washington legislature considering reducing vaccine exemptions, and over 900 people dying from a Madagascar measles outbreak, what is the Arizona state legislature doing? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO
The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Climate change 'cause of most under-reported humanitarian crises'
Report says few headlines sparked by food crises that ravaged Madagascar, Ethiopia and HaitiClimate change was responsible for the majority of under-reported humanitarian disasters last year, according to analysis of more than a million online news stories.Whole populations were affected byfood crises in countries ravaged by by drought and hurricanes such as Ethiopia and Haiti, yet neither crisis generated more than 1,000 global news stories each.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Arthur Neslen Tags: Climate change Media Natural disasters and extreme weather Environment Famine Ethiopia Africa Haiti Americas Madagascar Science Society World news Source Type: news

Madagascar: Crime threatens biodiversity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jones, J. P. G., Ratsimbazafy, J., Ratsifandrihamanana, A. N., Watson, J. E. M., Andrianandrasana, H. T., Cabeza, M., Cinner, J. E., Goodman, S. M., Hawkins, F., Mittermeier, R. A., Rabearisoa, A. L., Rakotonarivo, O. S., Razafimanahaka, J. H., Razafimpah Tags: letters Source Type: news

Dr. Mags Portman, HIV Prevention Pioneer, Dies from Mesothelioma at 44
Dr. Mags Portman, a British trailblazer in the fight to prevent and control HIV, died Wednesday after a two-year battle with mesothelioma. She was 44. Portman was lauded for triggering a significant reduction in HIV diagnoses throughout the United Kingdom by her work as a researcher, clinician and outspoken advocate. She earned international acclaim for her work as an HIV consultant at London’s Mortimer Market Centre, a progressive sexual health clinic that made pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) a reality in the U.K. Portman played a key role in the 2014 study at The Royal London Hospital that proved the efficacy of t...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nonprofit drug developer in uphill battle against Trump administration contraception rule change
Medicines360 launched its low-priced contraceptive last year in Madagascar. It is awaiting regulatory approval in Kenya, and it has asked the Nigerian government for a green light. One country, however, is causing the leaders of the San Francisco-based nonprofit significant angst: the United States. Proposed rule changes by the Trump administration would limit the availability of and access to Medicines360’s long-acting, reversible intrauterine device, or IUD. While a dec ision could have serious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
The outbreak has infected 50,000 people and killed 300, most of them children, since cases began to crop up in October 2018. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar
Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles – Madagascar
WHO is supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar to respond to an unusually large measles outbreak. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Six in 10 wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss
Kew scientists ’ analysis of 124 wild species shows 60% facing possible extinction, risking viability of commercial stock Wild coffee species are under threat, with 60% of them facing possible extinction, including Arabica, the original of the world ’s most popular form ofcoffee, researchers say.Most coffee species are found in the forests of Africa and Madagascar. They arethreatened by climate change and the loss of natural habitat, as well as by the spread of diseases and pests.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Endangered species Coffee IUCN red list of endangered species Conservation Kew Gardens Plants Ethiopia Sierra Leone Africa Environment Wildlife Science World news Source Type: news

Mandate impossible: mediation and the return to constitutional order in Madagascar (2009-2013) - Witt A.
This article explores former President Joaquim Chissano's mediation in Madagascar after the 2009 political crisis that led to the ouster of President Marc Ravalomanana. It shows that there are inherent tensions in mediating the reestablishment of constitut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Montana State-led project to prevent bat-borne diseases wins $10 million grant
(Montana State University) In an effort to prevent some of the world's most lethal diseases, an international research team spanning five continents and led by Montana State University will study bats in Australia, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Ghana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Magma shift' may have caused mysterious seismic wave event
Vibrations off Madagascar baffled experts but now they believe they have the answerIt is the kind of mystery scientists relish. On 11 November, something stirred near the French island of Mayotte off the west coast of Madagascar and sent a rumble around the world. Travelling at 9,000mph, the deep hum hurtled past earthquake detection systems unnoticed. No one appears to have felt a thing.The event came to light on Twitter when seismology enthusiasts posted weird signals they had spotted in recordings made by seismic stations from Kenya to Hawaii. Having ruled out the violent lurches of an earthquake, educated guesses gave ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Earthquakes World news Madagascar France Africa Source Type: news

Detective mission to characterize and trace the history of a new African meteorite
(University of the Witwatersrand) Researchers from Wits and colleagues from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar are on a 'detective mission' to describe, classify and trace the history of a meteorite that landed in and around the small town of Benenitra in southwestern Madagascar shortly before the lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natatanuran frogs used the Indian Plate to step-stone disperse and radiate across the Indian Ocean
(Science China Press) The evolutionary history of near-cosmopolitan Natatanuran frogs involved using the Indian Plate as a stepping-stone to disperse between Africa, Asia and Madagascar. This research, led by Dr. Jing Che (KIZ, CAS), together with an international team, challenges the traditional view that the Indian Plate ferried biota across the Indian Ocean and carried Gondwanan biodiversity to Asia in the Early Tertiary. The research provides exciting new insights into Indian Ocean biotic exchanges. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ambitious Agenda, Ambitious Financing? UNGA Shows a Long Way Still to Go for SDGs
Discussions around the strategy’s launch revealed plenty of evidence recognising the urgency of transforming economic and financial systems to advance sustainable development. Research by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), launched on the morning of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Meeting, points to alarming trends in several of the SDGs.Four hundred million people are likely to be living in extreme poverty in 2030; there is slow progress in reducing inequalities in wealth, income or gender; world hunger is on the rise; and access to safe water and sanitation is actually in decline in some countries.T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: John Garett and Kathryn Tobin Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Madagascar:Rich in Agriculture, Madagascar Suffers From Extreme Malnutrition
[IPS] Antananarivo -As much as 80 percent of Madagascar's population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country's economy largely depends on the sector, yet 48 percent of households are faced with food insecurity according to the National Nutrition Office (NNO). Over 70 percent of households live below the national poverty line of 535,603 Malagasy ariary per year (1 U.S. dollar equals 3,447.50 ariary). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rich in Agriculture, Madagascar Suffers from Extreme Malnutrition
Agronomist and Girls Guide Hanitranirina Rarison is combining all her skills and experiences to help rid Madagascar of malnutrition.By Hanitranirina RarisonANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Oct 24 2018 (IPS)As much as 80 percent of Madagascar’s population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country’s economy largely depends on the sector, yet 48 percent of households are faced with food insecurity according to the National Nutrition Office (NNO). Over 70 percent of households live below the national poverty line of 535,603 Malagasy ariary per year (1 U.S. dollar equals 3,447.50 ariary). In rural Mad...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanitranirina Rarison Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS)A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and Uni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Farming Crisis: Filling An Empty Plate Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutr Source Type: news

Two people killed by plague in Madagascar as African nation gets set to battle another outbreak
Health officials in Madagascar have revealed there have been eight reported cases of the plague on the African island, after more than 2,200 people caught the deadly infection last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scarred bird bones reveal early settlement on Madagascar
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lawler, A. Tags: Anthropology, Evolution In Depth Source Type: news

Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years
(Zoological Society of London) Analysis of bones, from what was once the world's largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought -- according to a study published today, Sept. 12, 2018, in the journal Science Advances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mapping trees can help count endangered lemurs
(Duke University) Putting a figure on the number of endangered lemurs left in the wild isn't easy, but Duke University researchers say one clue might help: the plants they rely on for food. Bamboo lemur populations in their native Madagascar may have shrunk by half over the last two decades; red-fronted brown lemurs by as much as 85 percent. But numbers for other lemur species may not be as low as feared, new models suggest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chronic malnutrition in children: A new gut microbial signature
(Institut Pasteur) The Afribiota project, led by the Institut Pasteur in Paris, in Madagascar and in Bangui, in collaboration with the University of British Colombia, Inserm and Coll è ge de France, was set up to advance our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of chronic malnutrition. A first study recently demonstrated microbiota disorders in malnourished children, revealing the existence of a surprising microbial signature in the gut. The findings were published in the journal PNAS on Aug. 20, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Image of the Day: A Case of Mistaken Identity
By reevaluating a fossil species, researchers have developed a new theory for the lemur colonization of Madagascar.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 22, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Madagascar:HIV-TB Connection - Key to Ending Infections
[IPS] London -A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who have sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Medicinal Millipedes
Certain lemurs in the forests of Madagascar eat millipedes to protect themselves from parasitic infections of the gut. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Madagascar's lemurs use millipedes for their tummy troubles
(Springer) Madagascar's red-fronted lemurs may have a secret weapon from nature's medicine cabinet: millipedes. This is according to a study led by Louise Peckre of the German Primate Center at the Leibniz Institute for Primate Research in Germany. Peckre and her colleagues believe that lemurs chew on millipedes to treat and prevent conditions such as itching or weight loss which are caused by parasites that might live in and around their guts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

HIV-TB Connection: Key to Ending Infections
Michelle, a transgender peer educator, walks through her village in Joyce Bay, Port Moresby. Credit: Tom MaguireBy Tom MaguireLONDON, Jul 24 2018 (IPS)A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who have sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). She asks them how regularly they have sex and whether they have been tested for HIV or tuberculosis (TB). Her questions are met with giggles, intrigue and confusion. It turned out that none of the eight present have been tested for either disease. Michelle is a peer educator working to test key populat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tom Maguire Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"Air-con" clothes? Scientists develop cooling fabric inspired by the comet moth
(Natural News) Silkworms may have a new competitor when it comes to producing refreshingly cool and bright-looking silk fabrics. The fibers spun by wild Madagascar comet moths look much more vivid and feel much cooler on the skin. An article in Newswise reports that research engineers have created artificial materials based on these fibers to replicate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some of the world's poorest people are bearing the costs of tropical forest conservation
(PeerJ) Researchers from Bangor University in the UK and the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar show that new conservation restrictions in Madagascar bring very significant costs to local people (representing up to 85 percent of local annual incomes). The researchers estimate that 27,000 people have been negatively impacted by the conservation project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

Loss of lemurs might endanger many of Madagascar's largest tree species
(Rice University) Widespread logging and hunting have endangered virtually all of Madagascar's 100-plus species of iconic lemurs, and a new study by Rice University ecologists illustrates how saving the animals may also be key to saving the island's largest trees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lemurs can smell weakness in each other
(Duke University) Some people watch the competition carefully for the slightest signs of weakness. Lemurs, on the other hand, just give them a sniff. These primates from Madagascar can tell that a fellow lemur is weaker just by the natural scents they leave behind, finds a study on ring-tailed lemurs led by Duke University researchers. The study reveals that getting hurt dampens a lemur's natural aroma, and that males act more aggressively toward scents that smell " off. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New wasps named after Crocodile Dundee and Toblerone amongst 17 new genera and 29 species
(Pensoft Publishers) A total of 17 new genera and 29 new species of parasitoid wasps are described from across all tropical regions of the world. Amongst the novel taxa, there are three genera named after the action comedy 'Crocodile Dundee', the chocolate brand 'Toblerone', and the Madagascar spiny forests. In addition, five species are named after institutions holding some of the largest wasp collections. The findings are published in the open access Journal of Hymenoptera Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news