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Uncovering new species in Honduras with Dr. Josiah Townsend

Author(s): Josiah Townsend1, Megan Seifert2

1. Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2. Headwaters Science Institute

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Josiah (Joe) Townsend is an Associate Professor of Biology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Professor at the Zamorano Biodiversity Center in Honduras. In this discussion, he talks to us about uncovering new species, why…

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Josiah (Joe) Townsend is an Associate Professor of Biology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Professor at the Zamorano Biodiversity Center in Honduras. In this discussion, he talks to us about uncovering new species, why taxonomy is important, issues threatening biodiversity in the region, and much more!

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Version 1.0 - published on 06 May 2022 doi:10.25334/4QTM-PY35 - cite this

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Josiah (Joe) Townsend is an Associate Professor of Biology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Professor at the Zamorano Biodiversity Center in Honduras. He has spent over 20 years studying the diversity of amphibians and reptiles in Honduras. Work by Townsend and his colleagues has resulted in the discovery and description of 27 new species to date, work that has directly promoted the conservation of endemic species at national and international levels.

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