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Top 10 newly discovered species of 2013

Bassaricyon neblina
An olinguito at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Ecuador (Mark Gurney / CC BY 3.0)
Kaweesak’s dragon tree, Dracaena kaweesakii
Nearly 40 feet tall, the dragon tree is found in the limestone mountains of the Loei and Lopburi provinces in Thailand. (Paul Wilkin)
Andrill anemone, Edwardsiella andrillae
Andrill anenome living on the underside of a glacier on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. (SCINI)
Skeleton shrimp, Liropus minusculus
The translucent skeleton shrimp is just 3.3 mm long. It was found in a cave off Santa Catalina Island.  (SINC (Servicio de Informacion y Noticias Cientificas) and J.M. Guerra-García)
Orange penicillium, Penicillium vanoranjei
A bright orange fungus found in soil from Tunisia. (Courtesy of Cobus M. Visagie )
Leaf-tailed gecko, Saltuarius eximius
This hard-to-spot leaf-tailed gecko was discovered in isolated rainforests of the Melville Range of northeastern Australia. (Conrad Hoskin )
Amoeboid protist, Spiculosiphon oceana
Spiculosiphon oceana is a giant (4 cm), carnivorous single-celled organism that builds a shell using skeletal pieces of dead sponges from the ocean floor. (Courtesy of Manuel Maldonado )
Clean-room microbes, Tersicoccus phoenicis
Clean-room microbes were found in rooms where spacecraft are assembled in Florida and in French Guiana. (Images provided by Leibniz-Institute DSMZ and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech)
Tinkerbell fairyfly, Tinkerbella nana
A tiny wasp just .00984 inches long, named for the fairy Tinker Bell of “Peter Pan” fame. This species was found in Costa Rica. (Jennifer Read)
Domed land snail, Zospeum tholussum
A living specimen of Zospeum tholussum in the Lukina Jama-Trojama cave system in Croatia, one of the deepest cave systems in the world. (Jana Bedek)
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