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Sorting Hat Spider plus other New Discoveries in 2016

With the launch of our new website, we hope to share with you stories about animals which we hope you will find interesting and informative!

Did you know that in 2016, 15,000 new species were discovered including several dancing spiders, 3 primates, a new species of whale, and a ghostly octopus:

Plus a fish discovered off Hawaii, which has been named after Barack Obama! 

Another discovery was a spider that resembles the 'sorting hat' from the Harry Potter books, it was found in India and was named Eriovixia gryffindori after the character Godric Gryffindor: