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9 Newly Discovered Species Of 2013

2013 was a big year for animals! From furry to scaly, here they are!

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1. The Carnivorous Olinguito

Where was it discovered? The AmazonFun fact: It's closely related to the common raccoon
Via Mark Gurney / Smithsonian

Where was it discovered? The Amazon

Fun fact: It's closely related to the common raccoon

2. Giant Amazon Freshwater Arapaima

Where was it discovered? The AmazonFun fact: It's average size is 7 feet (2.1 meters)
Via Paulo Whitaker / Reuters

Where was it discovered? The Amazon

Fun fact: It's average size is 7 feet (2.1 meters)

3. The Cape Melville Shade Skink

Where was it discovered? AustraliaFun fact: It's been around for half a billion years
Via Conrad Hoskin / AFP / Getty Images

Where was it discovered? Australia

Fun fact: It's been around for half a billion years

4. Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Where was it discovered? Northern AustraliaFun fact: It has no eyelids, so it licks its eyes clean
Via Conrad Hoskin / Reuters

Where was it discovered? Northern Australia

Fun fact: It has no eyelids, so it licks its eyes clean

5. The Carolina Hammerhead

Where was it discovered? Along the coast of the Carolinas (U.S.A.)Fun fact: Not too aggressive!
Via William Driggers

Where was it discovered? Along the coast of the Carolinas (U.S.A.)

Fun fact: Not too aggressive!

6. Glow-in-the-Dark Cockroach

Where was it discovered? In rain forests around an active volcano in EcuadorFun fact: It glows in the dark!
Via Peter Vrsansky & Dusan Chorvat

Where was it discovered? In rain forests around an active volcano in Ecuador

Fun fact: It glows in the dark!

7. New Turkish Scorpion

Where was it discovered? Southwest TurkeyFun fact: Its sting is similar to that of a mosquito, as in not too poisonous for us!
Via Ersen Aydın Yağmur

Where was it discovered? Southwest Turkey

Fun fact: Its sting is similar to that of a mosquito, as in not too poisonous for us!

8. Panthera Blythae

Where was it discovered? TibetFun fact: Oldest big cat to prowl the Earth, 4.4 million years ago!Sad fact: It's extinct
Via Mauricio Anton / AP

Where was it discovered? Tibet

Fun fact: Oldest big cat to prowl the Earth, 4.4 million years ago!

Sad fact: It's extinct

9. T. Rex’s Great Uncle

Where was it discovered? Southern UtahFun fact: His name Lythronax argestes means "king of gore," super scary! Also, he pushed the estimated date of dinosaurs from 70 million years ago to 80 million years!
Via Mark Loewen

Where was it discovered? Southern Utah

Fun fact: His name Lythronax argestes means "king of gore," super scary! Also, he pushed the estimated date of dinosaurs from 70 million years ago to 80 million years!

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