Top 10 New Species of 2012

The top 10 new species discovered in 2012 has been announced by the International Institute of Species Exploration at Arizona State University.

Tope 10 new species discovered in 2012. Image from: International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona State University

Tope 10 new species discovered in 2012. Image from: International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona State University

My favorites:

The adorable tiny frog, Paedophryne amanuensis, from New Guinea that is only 7mm (pictured above on a dime). It is currently considered the smallest living vertebrate.

Glow-in-the-dark cockroaches, Lucihormetica luckae, from Ecuador (top right in composite above). Consider them night lights. Species of glow-in-the-dark roaches are mainly found in areas without light pollution.

To read more about these and the other 8 species, visit the website.  

Source:

International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona State University

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