Wild and Weird New Species Discovered in 2009 (Slideshow)


Image credit: David S McLeod / WW Greater Mekong

Here is some good news: Every year, new species are discovered. Unfortunately, they are almost always immediately classified as threatened or endangered. Still, the discoveries are important for our understanding of the planet's biodiversity and serve as subtle reaffirmations of the wonder of this world.

Take a look at 2009's most amazing discoveries, then vote for your favorite on Planet Green.

Tags: Animals