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June 02, 2011

Top Ten new species of the year

photo of a new species of mushroom

Every year scientists discover something like 15,000 new species. Among those discovered last year are a new species of bacteria found clinging to the railing of the Titanic, a six-foot long fruit eating lizard found in a forest in the Philippines, and the Brazilian mushroom pictured here that glows with a bright greenish light.

The International Institute for Species Exploration has a photo gallery of the top ten new species of the year.

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