From Transparent Frogs to Blind Ants: Incredible New Species Discovered in 2010

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martialis heureka ant photo
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Even though species are lost at a rate of one every 20 minutes, science still manages to identify new plants and animals every year. This list of 10 of the most strange and wonderful creatures discovered in 2010 includes pale and blind ants, transparent frogs, hairy lobsters, and more.

Martialis Heureka Ant

This pale, blind, ant—adapted to spend its whole life beneath the soil—seems to have more in common with a fictional extraterrestrial creature, and is commonly known as the "ant from Mars."

The discovery of Martialis heureka, was part of a larger survey of the Amazon.

SLIDESHOW: 11 Fascinating New Species Found in the Amazon

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Photo credit: Christian Rabeling

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