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Sneezing Monkeys, SpongeBob Mushrooms, and Giant Millipedes: ASU Names Top 10 New Species of 2012

In celebration of long-gone Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who created modern system of plants and animal names and classifications, The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and a committee of scientists from around the world announced its top 10 new species discovered in 2011.

Brace yourself: This year's list includes some of the nastiest and strangest animals, plants, and bugs from Brazil, Myanmar, the Dutch Caribbean, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Spain, Borneo, Nepal, China and Tanzania -- and they're bound to make an impression.

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Claire Lawton
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