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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Meet the top ten new species of 2014

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The olinguito is the first new carnivorous mammal described in the western hemisphere in 35 years (Smithsonian Institute/PA)
The olinguito is the first new carnivorous mammal described in the western hemisphere in 35 years (Smithsonian Institute/PA)
Found in the limestone mountains of Thailand, this 12-metre tall tree is remarkable for going unnoticed for so long. It has sword-shaped leaves and cream flowers with orange filaments, and only 2,500 individual trees are thought to be in existence.

From tree-dwelling carnivores to translucent shrimp

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