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Animal Discoveries Of The Decade: 'Yoda' Bat, Flying Frog, Scorpion-Spider And More (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/23/10 09:49 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Christopher Columbus, you've got some tough competition. The many species discovered this past decade are so bizarre, adorable, and shocking that these past years have been dubbed the "decade of discovery." While some may argue that sliced bread was the biggest discovery ever, check out the sea cucumber and nail-sized frog before choosing sides.

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While this Tube-nosed Fruit Bat remains unnamed, it seems that "Yoda #2" would be fitting, based on his Star Wars-like appearance. The bat was found by Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) researchers in Papua New Guinea, and while not entirely new to science, he is remarkable nonetheless.
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