Scientists from the International Institute of Research, relating to the University of Arizona (USA), published a ranking Top 10 new species that scientists discovered in 2011. The ten most important discoveries of the last year were unusual sneeze Burmese monkey parasitic wasp and orchid that blooms only at night. About unusual ranking tells BBC Russian Service to the website of the University of Arizona.
The top ten most important scientific discoveries of new species discovered by scientists in the past year, which claimed about 2 thousands of plants and animals.
Plants and animals that have come to the Rating Top 10 new species of 2011, not only stirred the scientific community. The world's leading news agencies were told about these unusual findings. Therefore, the rating tried to include not only a new species, which attracted interest from the point of view of science, but also in terms of all mankind because of the unusual features of some new species.
The authors of the rating of the Institute for Research of note that the list shows how little mankind still knows about the inhabitants of planet Earth.
In a public rating included unusual sneeze (during rain) Burmese monkey, giant centipede, the parasitic wasp, orchid, blooming only at night, the microscopic worm that lives in the depths of a mile underground at a gold mine in South Africa, blue tarantula, as well as extinct spiny insects on Earth about 500 million years ago, and other species.
Similar rating-2011 led the leech, found in 2010 in Peru. Second in the list then took the fish Halieutichthys intermedius, which is able to jump. In third place is the cockroach, found in South Africa, and looks like a grasshopper.
Director of the Zoological Museum of Moscow State University. MV Mikhail Lomonosov Kalyakin believes that the rating 10 new species, published annually by researchers at the University of Arizona, is no more than a way to popularize science, a kind of PR-action needed to scientists.