12 Creepiest Looking New Species
The Yoda Bat
In an age where so much of the earth's surface has been photographed, digitized, and placed on a searchable map on the web discoveries like this one by a group of American scientists seems like a throwback to another time.
The male frog's nose, the scientists were surprised to discover, points upward when the animal's calling and hangs flaccid when it's not. "Exactly what it is for, no one really knows for sure," Oliver said.
Chinchilla tree rat
The flamingo tongue snail
Such marine snails—most of them the size of a lentil—are widely eaten by many species, making them the "potato " of the oceans, biologist Gretchen Hofmann, of the University of California, said in a 2008 statement.