PHOTOS: Top Ten New Species of 2007 Named

PHOTOS: Top Ten New Species of 2007 Named
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3. Shocking Pink Dragon Millipede

This newly discovered millipede from Thailand comes in at number three on the International Institute for Species Exploration's (IISE's) list of the top ten new species of 2007, released in May of this year.

The millipede's bright color helps to warn predators that it is not candy-coated, but is instead spiny and toxic.

The millipede's unusual habit of sitting in plain sight during the day probably also tells predators that it's inedible, researchers believe.

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