9 Newly Discovered Species Of 2013

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

1. The Carnivorous Olinguito

The Carnivorous Olinguito

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Via Mark Gurney / Smithsonian

Where was it discovered? The AmazonFun fact: It’s closely related to the common raccoon

2. Giant Amazon Freshwater Arapaima

Giant Amazon Freshwater Arapaima

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Via Paulo Whitaker / Reuters

Where was it discovered? The AmazonFun fact: It’s average size is 7 feet (2.1 meters)

3. The Cape Melville Shade Skink

The Cape Melville Shade Skink

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Via Conrad Hoskin / AFP / Getty Images

Where was it discovered? AustraliaFun fact: It’s been around for half a billion years

4. Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

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Via Conrad Hoskin / Reuters

Where was it discovered? Northern AustraliaFun fact: It has no eyelids, so it licks its eyes clean

5. The Carolina Hammerhead

The Carolina Hammerhead

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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

Glow-in-the-Dark Cockroach

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Via Peter Vrsansky & Dusan Chorvat

Where was it discovered? In rain forests around an active volcano in EcuadorFun fact: It glows in the dark!

7. New Turkish Scorpion

New Turkish Scorpion

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Via Ersen Aydın Yağmur

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

8. Panthera Blythae

Panthera Blythae

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Via Mauricio Anton / AP

Where was it discovered? TibetFun fact: Oldest big cat to prowl the Earth, 4.4 million years ago!Sad fact: It’s extinct

9. T. Rex’s Great Uncle

T. Rex’s Great Uncle

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Via Mark Loewen

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!

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