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Singapore Biodiversity Records: The Curious Incident of the Snake in the Hostel Shoe Cupboard

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student Chua Wei Ming returned to his hostel one day to find an unlikely squatter in the from of a snake in his shoe cupboard. Pictures of the scaly squatter eventually made its way to Facebook, … Continue reading

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In the news – ‘Extinct’ orchid resurfaces in Bukit Timah reserve

‘Extinct’ orchid resurfaces in Bukit Timah reserve Straits Times 29 Jan 2014 B8 by Feng Zengkun An orchid species thought to be extinct in Singapore has been found in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve after more than 80 years. Researchers from Singapore and the … Continue reading

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New Articles in Nature in Singapore and Singapore Biodiversity Records

A species of orchid (Vrydagzynea lancifolia) that has not been recorded in Singapore for more than 80 years has been rediscovered in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Read more about the plant, how it was rediscovered and see how herbarium specimens … Continue reading

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Singapore Biodiversity Records

Did you know that the dried leaf cockroach (Pseudophoraspis nebulosa) is known to exhibit what appears to be parental care for its young? Such behaviour would only be known if they are documented and shared, and these observations are valuable … Continue reading

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