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2010's best new species

This Monday (May 23), which happens to be the birthday of famed naturalist and species namer extraordinaire Carolus Linnaeus, researchers at Arizona State University listed their picks of the top 10 newly-described species of 2010. 

By | May 26, 2011

2010's top new speciesCOPYRIGHT ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS

This Monday (May 23), which happens to be the birthday of famed naturalist and species namer extraordinaire Carolus Linnaeus, researchers at Arizona State University listed their picks of the top 10 newly-described species of 2010. Without further ado, here are your winners (in no particular order):

  • Darwin's bark spider (Caerostris darwini)
  • Eternal light mushroom (Mycena luxaeterna)
  • A bacterium from the Titanic (Halomonas titanicae)
  • Sierra Madre Forest Monitor (Varanus bitatawa)
  • Pollinating cricket (Glomeremus orchidophilus)
  • Walter's Duiker (Philantomba walteri)
  • Leech (Tyrannobdella rex)
  • Rogue mushroom (Psathyrella aquatica)
  • Leaproach (Saltoblattella montistabularis)
  • The Louisiana Pancake Batfish (Halieutichthys intermedius)

Check out pictures and descriptions of the species here.

 

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