PHOTOS: Top Ten New Species of 2007 Named

PHOTOS: Top Ten New Species of 2007 Named
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10. Michelin Man Plant

This bubbly plant found in western Australia made the 2007 top ten list of new species because it resembles the Michelin Man, according to the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE), which published the list in May 2008.

The species was found during an environmental impact survey for a mining company, and is one of 298 new plant species named last year in western Australia alone.

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—Photograph courtesy International Institute for Species Exploration/Arizona State University
 
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