In 2000, three previously unknown species of mouse lemurs, the world’s smallest primates, were discovered on the island of Madagascar by an international team of scientists.
This new species of limbless amphibian is said to resemble a slimy earthworm with jaws, teeth and sometimes scales!
First discovered in 2001, these bizarre insects have baffled scientists with their ability to seemingly defy the laws of physics and fly on wings that are consistently different in shape and size. Click to read the National Geographic article.
These “missing links” of water fleas were discovered in three small, murky ponds wedged in Oregon’s Agate Desert.
In 2003, herpetologists Jennifer A. Anderson and Stephen G. Tilley discovered a brand new species of salamander in Tennessee. (more…)
In May of 2004, wildlife volunteers stumbled across a new species of flightless bird while exploring a remote island in the northern Philippines. (more…)
These gelatinous blood-red predators were discovered in the Monterey Submarine Canyon in 2003. (more…)