Here is the list of the top 10 newly discovered species for 2018: https://www.esf.edu/top10/2018/05.htm My favorites are the Tapanuli Orangutan: and the Swire’s snailfish…so ugly and slimy its cute.
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Scientists have been wondering why Asian Alycaeidae snails have a snorkel that was seemingly functionless. While other snails that live on land have a similar tube with an opening that allows them to breathe while inside the shell, the end of the breathing tube (i.e. snorkel) on the Asian snails appeared to be sealed. A new study published in Biology Letters shows that the tube of Alycaeus conformis is not sealed after all. […]