Monday, July 4, 2011

This year has some incredible specimens in the Top 10 New Species list, as provided by the International Institute of Species Exploration and a team of taxonomists. Ranging from a tiny bacteria to a 6-foot monitor lizard, these are just some of the new species found. And there are many more yet to be discovered.

10. Darwin's Dark Spider

9. Pancake Batfish
8. Raspy Cricket
7. Mycena luxaeterna (eternal light)
6. Walter's Duiker
5. Psathyrella Aquatica
4. Jumping Cockroach
3.Tyrannobdella rex (Tyrant Leech King)
2. Varanus bitatawa
1. Halomonas titanicae

Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.