The new species lives in central Africa and has been known to locals as lesula – the new formal name is Cercopithecus lomamiensis. Scientists began investigating these long-nosed, colorful guys in 2007 after researchers spotted the previously unknown species at a village home.
Insulamon palawanense are tiny fresh water crustaceans that burrow under boulders and roots in streams, feeding on dead plants, fruits, carrion and small animals in the water at night.
The newly classified species of snake has menacing-looking yellow and black scales, dull green eyes and two spiky horns. And it’s named after a seven-year-old girl.
Along with the bat that resembles Yoda, over 200 other new species have also been discovered in New Guinea. Here are some amazing photos of these newfound creatures courtesy of MSNBC. See the rest of the pictures here.
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A tube-nosed fruit bat with an appearance reminiscent of the Star Wars Jedi Master Yoda has been discovered in a remote rainforest. Can you see the resemblance?
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