Category Archives: Publication

Art Garfunkel and his bright eyed crab

Apart from Beyonce’s bootylicious fly and Lady Gaga’s fern, a new species of crab from Christmas Island has been named for Art Garfunkel, in tribute to his song “Bright eyes” and one can certainly see why! The paper by Peter … Continue reading

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Fauna reported from Batu caves, Selangor, Malaysia: annotated checklist and bibliography

For the first time in more than 40 years, Moseley et al. has compiled the first definitive checklist and bibliography of cave-associated zoological taxa reported from the Batu caves. The list more than doubles records of vertebrates and invertebrates known from … Continue reading

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Help us take Johora singaporensis off IUCN’s 100 most threatened animals list!

This little crab, Johora singaporensis, is a true citizen of Singapore, for it can only be found on our island nation and no where else on Earth. However, its future truly depends on what we do to protect it, for … Continue reading

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New Publication: Revision of Garthiella Titgen, 1986 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthidae), with description of a new subfamily and a new species from the central Philippines

More goodies from the Philippines stemming from RMBR’s expeditions to the Philippines in the last ten years by post-doctoral fellow, Dr JC Mendoza and long time RMBR collaborator Miss Marivene Manuel-Santos of the National Museum of the Philippines. This paper features … Continue reading

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New Publication: Calappa karenae, a new species of box crab from Guam (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Calappidae)

The story behind this new species of Calappa, described by Professor Peter Ng and Dr Joelle Lai and published this week in Zootaxa is amusing. It first come to the attention of Prof. Ng more than 10 years ago, when he was shown a … Continue reading

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Scientific Results of Kumejima Marine Biodiversity Expedition – KUMEJIMA 2009 is now on Zootaxa

We are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Zootaxa dedicated to KUMEJIMA 2012, a Japanese-Singaporean-Taiwanese led initiative to survey the marine biodiversity of Kumejima, the Ryukyus in November 2009. This issue includes 23 papers on crustaceans, echinoderms and fishes. … Continue reading

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Otterman in Alumnus

Siva, also known as the Otterman, was recently featured in the Alumnus magazine where he discussed his passion for cycling, the environment, teaching, and his thoughts about RMBR and the new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum! He is certainly … Continue reading

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New Publication: A new genus and new species of leucosiid crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from coral reefs in the Indo-West Pacific

Here is a new publication describing a new genus and species of Leucosiid crab by RMBR director Professor Peter Ng and Dr Komai Tomoyuki of the Natural History Museum and Institute in Chiba! Dr Komai last visited us in February this year where … Continue reading

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New articles on Nature in Singapore website

The following articles have been uploaded to the Nature in Singapore website ( Leong, T. M. & V. D’Rozario, 2012. Mimicry of the weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina by the moth caterpillar, Homodes bracteigutta, the crab spider, Amyciaea lineatipes, and the … Continue reading

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Gifts from Christmas Island

Click HERE to download article. The third and last expedition to Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling Islands carried out by the Raffles Museum was featured in the Straits Times last Saturday! This follows the coverage we received in the local … Continue reading

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