The olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) (Wikimedia Commons)

We didn't know any of these animals existed before 2013

The Lavasoa dwarf lemur, 33 new kinds of ants and other discoveries


Lindsay Abrams
September 26, 2013 2:14AM (UTC)

In the depths of a single cave in Arizona, researchers at Northern Arizona University announced today that they discovered a new species of wingless, eyeless fungus beetle: Ptomaphagus parashant.

Such finds, as it turns out, are more common that we may think. At the bottoms of oceans, deep within rain forests and even on the runways of LAX live entire species that until very, very recently, no one had even known existed. In some cases, they had passed themselves off as similar-looking creatures, in others, mankind had likely never laid eyes on them. Below, some of the newest additions to known life on Earth:

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