The State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry has announced its 2016 list of top new species. It's a varied roster of discoveries, so let's get right to the school's choices, in no specifically ranked order.
First up is this gentle giant above, a new species of Galapagos tortoise,
. Hailing from the island of Santa Cruz, it was deemed a new species after small differences in the island's eastern and western tortoises -- previously presumed to be simple genetic variations -- meant science had a new tortoise in its taxonomical life.
Click the link just below if you'd like to read more about this stately creature.
New Giant Tortoise Found Basking On Island: Photos