Remember Carolus Linnaeus? Go back to high school where you probably heard of taxonomy first; yes, it’s his invention. Well, it was his 308th birthday last week (May 23) and each year, it is celebrated with a list. Of new species discovered the previous year. Scientists found 18,000 new species in 2014, but the top 10 are in a league of their own. How about a spider that cartwheels to escape danger or a frog that gives birth to live tadpoles?
Compiled by an international committee of taxonomists at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the list is touted as a “reminder of the wonders awaiting us.” Find it here. And keep your eyes open for the next big discovery.