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Scientists discover several new species of animals, plants and insects




The Sneezing Monkey, discovered in Myanmar, one of several new species of animals discovered by scientists.
The Sneezing Monkey, discovered in Myanmar, one of several new species of animals discovered by scientists.
Thomas Geissmann/Fauna & Flora International

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Recently the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University published a list of new species that had been discovered this year.

It includes a sneezing monkey, a parasitic wasp and a mushroom named for a famous springy TV character - Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Madeleine talks to Pat Krug, marine biologist and professor at California State University Los Angeles.