Today, zoology describes more than two million different species of animals. However, according to scientists, this is an insignificant proportion of the total number of living organisms existing on our planet. This explains why researchers continue to find new species of animals. It is interesting to note that every year many new species are discovered that no one knew about before. This list lists only a few of these species.
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According to scientists, a new species of monkeys has been discovered in remote forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Local hunters are well acquainted with it, but this species was unknown to the rest of the world until now. The journal “Plos One” published an article describing representatives of this new species, which was named “Sercopithecus Lomamiens”, abbreviated “Lesula”. These monkeys live in Lomami National Park. This is the second discovery of a new species of monkey in the last 28 years.
Pinocchio the Frog
An unusual species of tree frogs was accidentally discovered in the Foggia Mountains. The research camp became the place where one of the frogs climbed onto a bag of rice, attracting the attention of herpetologist Paul Oliver from the Australian University of Adelaide. Oliver could not find other frogs of this kind and concluded that they mostly live in trees. This species of frog was named the Pinocchio frog.
Bat Master Yoda
In 2010, scientists discovered a bat that looks like a character from the Star Wars saga. This species of bat, along with an orange spider and a frog whose skin is covered with yellow spots, is just one of many new species that have been discovered in Papua New Guinea. Over the past year alone, researchers have found more than 200 new species of animals and plants, including in the remote and little-explored Nakanai region and the Maller Mountains.
In 2003, during an expedition conducting a census of marine life for the Australian Museum in Sydney, a small fish was discovered, which was nicknamed “Mr. Blobby”. This species lives at depths from 100 meters to 2800 meters in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.
Peruvian Chinchilla Rat
The Peruvian chinchilla rat was discovered in 1997 in Peru during an expedition to study the Vilcabamba mountain range, which is located near Machu Picchu – the famous Inca ruins. This type of rat has a pale gray coat color, stocky build, large claws, and a white stripe along the head.
Cifoma gibbosum, also known as the flamingo Tongue snail, is a typical inhabitant of the shallow waters of the Caribbean Sea and one of the thousands of new species discovered as part of an international ocean census project conducted in the waters of the World Ocean between 2000 and 2010. This snail has a distinctive appearance with a high-ribbed spiral shell and a long tongue that resembles the tongue of a flamingo.
Poison Pink Dragon
This is a species of millipede that lives in caves and is poisonous. It was first recorded in 2007 in the Greater Mekong region, where more than a thousand new animal species have been discovered over the past 10 years. The bright pink color of the centipede is not just fashionable, but serves as a warning to predators that this animal is dangerous and poisonous. In December 2008, the World Wildlife Fund announced the discovery of a new species.
The Burmese snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri) was first discovered in 2010, on the territory of the Asian state of Myanmar. These small creatures have a very fashionable “hairstyle” on their heads, and they practically have no nose. They breathe just through two holes in the face. Due to the peculiarities of the structure of the nose, they constantly sneeze during the rain, because water drops roll into the nostrils now and then. The monkeys are already aware that because of the rain they can drown and die, so they rush to shelter. Sometimes these creatures are called Stryker’s Rhinopithecus, in honor of the defender of monkeys John Stryker.
The Smallest Frog in the World
The smallest frogs in the world belong to the species Paedophryne amanuensis and live exclusively on the territory of New Guinea. They were opened in 2009, but the smallest was recognized only in 2013. The length of their body, for your information, is only 7 millimeters. Most likely, they were difficult to detect because of their secretive lifestyle – they spend most of their time under fallen leaves. The discovery was made only because ecologist Christopher Austin heard something similar to the chirping of insects at night. It turned out that these sounds were made by frogs.
A Fly That Looks Like a Spider
In 2012, one of the users of the social network for photographers Flickr posted a picture and asked people to determine which insect got into the frame. It turned out that he managed to capture a completely new fly for science, which was given the name jade goldeneye (Semachrysa jade). There is a dark spot on the wings of this fly, similar to a spider ready to attack. These creatures can only be found in Malaysia.