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US university presents 10 new species of 2018 2018.06.13
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THE College of Environmental Science and Forestry at State University of New York (紐約州立大學環境與森林學院) has announced its list of 10 new species among the many discovered in 2018. The president of the College, Quentin Wheeler, said that though 18,000 new species are discovered every year, 20,000 also go extinct.
The 10 new species the College picked are from different kingdoms, ie, some are plants, some are animals, and some are single-cell organisms. Of the plants, there is the tree Dinizia jueiranafacao, which is from Brazil (巴西).
There is also one species from China, the Xuedytes bellus, a beetle discovered in the dark caves of Guangxi (廣西). The name comes from the Chinese word xue (穴), meaning ‘cave’.The insect has long, spider-like limbs and a long head.

(This article is published on Goodies on 13 June 2018)


1. extinct (adj)
    絕種

2. kingdom (n)
    界

3. organism (n)
    生物

4. limb (n)
    肢體





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  2. 2. Where is the tree from?
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