Meet the top 10 newly identified species of 2012
Perhaps 80% of the world's species have yet to be identified, classified and named by scientists. Many species could go extinct before taxonomists officially record their existence. To bring attention to their plight, taxonomists have compiled this list of the top 10 species that were officially identified in 2012. They include a tiny frog, a glow-in-the-dark cockroach, and a fungus that threatens Lascaux's famous cave paintings. Meet them here.
Image 1 of 13
An adult male Cercopithecus lomamiensis, a.k.a. lesula monkey, which lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.