Glow-in-Dark Roach, World's Smallest Frog Among Top New Species

A cockroach that glows in the dark, a black fungus that’s ruining prehistoric cave art and a frog smaller than a child’s fingernail. These are three in a top-ten list of newly discovered species for 2012. An international committee of taxonomists announced their annual picks this week.

Committee chairman Antonio Valdecasas, a Spanish biologist and research zoologist, says the committee looks for organisms with “unexpected features or size, and those found in rare or …

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