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20 Amazing Animals Discovered in the Last 20 Years

20 Amazing Animals Discovered in the Last 20 Years

From purring monkeys to the “wandering leg sausage,” here are 20 amazing animals the wider world has been introduced to in the last two decades. Native to the cloud forests of Ecuador and Columbia, the olinguito weighs about two pounds and has an omnivorous diet. Six-Gill Sawsharks (Pliotrema kajae and Pliotrema annae)Sawsharks are named for their long snouts adorned with a comb-like set of teeth. Researchers collected two new species from the Indian Ocean in 2020: Pliotrema kajae and Pliotrema annae. Unlike most sawsharks, which have five gills per side, both species have six gills on both sides of their bodies.

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