The world is so abundant with strange species, scientists describe new ones every year. Here at Popular Science, we picked a few of our favorites from this year to share. This is a small fraction of the species scientists name in a year. Just today, the California Academy of Sciences reported its biologists named 221 new plants and animals in 2014, and of course, other universities and groups make their own discoveries.
Big ‘n’ Slimy
Elusive River Sirens