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New species of walking stick, Phryganistria tamdaoensis: female on arm. Photo Credit: Jonathan Brecko. All rights reserved. New species of walking stick, Phryganistria tamdaoensis: female on arm.
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Top New Species of 2015

Every year the International Institute for Species Exploration at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry announces the ten new species from the past year. Here you can read about the top ten new species from 2015.

The list includes an extinct feathered dinosaur, a parasitic plant found solely on a single mountain in the Phillippines, a spider that cartwheels toward danger, a frog that gives birth to live tadpoles (as opposed to laying eggs), and a nine-inch-long giant walking stick, seen here.

Species were chosen by a committee of nine international scientists from nominations made by the public of species officially described as new during 2014.

Check out 2018's top new species and then explore some other taxonomy-related resources from Science NetLinks:


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