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"The biological community is a vast and complicated system for sharing and distributing the energy of the sun among a diversity of life forms." ~Martson Bates


Top 10 Cool New Species for 2011

Each year the IISE announces a list of the Top 10 New Species for the preceding calendar year. The top 10 species for 2011 are:

Darwin's Bark Spider (Caerostris darwini), Bioluminescent Mushroom (Mycena luxaeterna), Bacterium (Halomonas titanicae), Monitor Lizard (Varanus bitatawa), Pollinating Cricket (Glomeremus orchidophilus), Duiker (Philantomba walteri), Leech (Tyrannobdella rex), Underwater Mushroom (Psathyrella aquatica), Jumping Cockroach (Saltoblattella montistabularis), and Pancake Batfish (Halieutichthys intermedius).

Find more details about each species on the Top 10 page at the IISE's website.

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