13 Dec '11, 4pm

Stop. Everything. This new species of monkey has effectively no nose and has been nicknamed 'Snubby'

Stop. Everything. This new species of monkey has effectively no nose and has been nicknamed 'Snubby'

There are still way more kinds of creatures out there than science knows about -- we're discovering new species all the time, and it always seems like the new ones are the weirdest yet. The World Wildlife Fund just released info about their 2010 discoveries in Asia's Mekong River region, which traverses Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and China. Among the new finds: A monkey with a pompadour and (effectively) no nose, nicknamed "Snubby." This description of Snubby from the report cannot be improved upon: Locals claim that the black and white monkey is very easy to find when it is raining because the monkeys often get rainwater in their upturned noses causing them to sneeze. To avoid this evolutionary inconvenience, snub-nosed monkeys spend rainy days sitting with their heads tucked between their knees. Snubby's pals include a psychedelic orange and purple gecko, a fi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-12-13-new-species-from-asi...

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