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top ten species of 2013 Photo composite by Jacob Sahertian/International Institute for Species Exploration/Arizona State University

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Top New Species of 2013

In 2013, the top ten new species list included tiny violets and frogs, a glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a blue-bottomed monkey, a paleolithic fossil, and a carnivorous, harp-shaped sponge.

Species were chosen by a committee of 11 international scientists with the International Institute for Species Exploration from nominations made by the public of species officially described as new during 2012.

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

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