Science Bulletins: Biodiversity Unveiled—New Animal Discoveries
Last year was a big year when it came to the discovery of new animal species. From legless lizards to purring monkeys, scientists described over 18,000 unique animal species in 2013.
Watch the video (above) to learn more about the animal discoveries of 2013.
Over 1.6 million species of animal life are currently known, but global biodiversity is estimated to be much greater. Some scientists believe the total could be as high as ten million unique species, meaning this year will probably bring plenty of new breathtaking discoveries.
Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.
Text: by Katherine A. Thichava at The Rainforest Site.