About Taxon of the Month

This page features taxa (singular = taxon, i.e., organisms) from across the Tree of Life on a monthly basis telling you about their biology, evolution, ecology and important role in our ecosystem. These posts are prepared by researchers from all over the world who are actively studying and researching these organisms ensuring that information presented here is firsthand and not watered down as in many popular science articles. Posts are meant not only to expose you to the diversity of life on Earth but also give you a taste for the diversity of exciting scientific research happening in labs across the globe. If you have questions about the information presented here, or would like to contact authors, please send an email to metropolitannturalhistory@gmail.com and we will put you in touch with them.