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Glow-In-The-Dark Roach Discovered! Yuck!

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Science always seems to be finding new species every year.

It also seems like they're always discovering some new gross bug or horrifying spider monster.

Why can't they ever discover unicorns or wood nymphs or something like that??

Science has made a top ten list for new species discovered and guess what gross bug made the list…

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New Species Of Lizard Discovered!

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Researchers in the Andes have discovered a brand new lizard species.

It is a semi-aquatic reptile, named Potamites montanicola and it can grow to about 2.5 inches long.

Lizards aren't warm blooded, so they need a heat source, like the sun, a warm rock, or warm animal, to warm their blood and stay alive.

What is confusing scientists is that these lizards somehow are surviving in the cold Andes mountains.

After researchers spotted only one and they realized that it looked so different from other species in the area that it might be a new species, so they began an immediate search.

A researcher said:

"During the day we didn't find any, but at night we found several individuals, males and females, running and swimming in the stream.

That was a great moment for us."

They have found and photographed them but they still need to answer the question of how the lizards can survive when the mountain temperature drops to about 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

For now, all we can say is, welcome to the world of classified species, Potamites montanicola.

[Image courtesy Germán Chávez.]

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New Species Of Venomous Viper Named Matilda

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A new species of snake, a horned viper, was discovered in Tanzania.

It was named after the discoverer's daughter, Matilda, and when it came time to give it an official name, Matilda just stuck.

So now it's forever Matilda's Horned Viper.

The discoverer said:

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David Hasselhoff Has Crabs… Named After Him

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A new species of crab was discovered, and scientists have named it the "Hoff" crab after, who else? David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff!

The name came from the fact that the crab has a hairy chest!

Ha!

It's a species of the yeti crab, an appropriately named hairy, white crab.

The crabs like to hang out in huge clumps, at some points nearly 600 crabs per square meter.

Pretty cool to have a crab named after you.

[Image via WENN.]

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208 New Species Discovered Last Year

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The Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, a biodiverse region, is threatened by deforestation, habitat loss, overdevelopment and climate change.

Yet researchers were still able to find 208 new species there.

Out of the new species, some of the coolest were a "psychedelic gecko" and a nose-less monkey with an Elvis style hair-do.

A researcher said:

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