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Top New Species of 2013

The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University has announced the top ten new species of 2013.

The list includes 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 from nominations made by the public of species officially described as new during 2012.

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