133 New Species Discovered In 2016 - Including Dracula Ants

By Kristy Rice Jan 4, 2017

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They were found building colonies beneath the soil in Madagascar and while eating mostly centipedes, their elongated jaw and sharp dual pincers allow them to wound their prey before drinking their blood.
"Academy scientists tirelessly explore the lesser-known regions of Earth-not only to discover new species, but also to uncover the importance of these species to the health of our natural systems." - Dr. Shannon Bennett
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A Madagascan ground beetle (above) and an African bee fly (below) were also discovered.
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"Each of these species, known and as-yet-unknown is a wonder unto itself, but may also hold the key to ground-breaking innovations in science, technology, or society." - Dr. Shannon Bennett
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