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8 newly discovered species

By: Shea Gunther on June 1, 2011, 11:24 a.m.
yeti crab

Photo: The yeti crab was discovered in 2006. (Ifremer/A. Fifis)

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Look what we found

In all the time that humankind has been scientifically categorizing life, we've managed to get slightly fewer than 2 million species catalogued. About 46 new species were discovered every day in 2006, according to researchers at Arizona State University's International Institute for Species Exploration. Some scientists say that Earth could hold as many as 100 million different species, so we still have our work cut out for us.

Most new species are small invertebrates that would be overlooked by anyone other than a scientist; however, every now and then we stumble across a new monkey, large lizard or some other incredible animal that we've never seen before. Here are nine amazing newly discovered species. (Text: Shea Gunther)