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As a new monkey is identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, here are more recent discoveries of the last decade compiled by The Guardian.

As a new monkey is identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, here are more recent discoveries

Lesula monkey

The lesula – only the second new monkey found in Africa in 28 years. Photograph: Hart JA, Detwiler KM, Gilbert CC/PA

A new species of monkey has been identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The lesula, or Cercopithecus lomamiensis, described as shy and quiet, has excited conservationists because the identification of mammals new to science is rare. Here are some more discovered in the past decade.

Goodman's mouse lemursPhotograph: Thomas Marent/Minden Pictures/Corbis

A pair of nesting Goodman’s Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus lehilahytsara) photographed in Masoala national park, Madagascar. The species was discovered in August 2005.

A three toed pygmy sloth in a mangrove treePhotograph: Bill Hatcher/Corbis

The three-toed pygmy…

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