Engineers were draining the Madeira River in Rondonia, Brazil back in November when they found a pretty interesting looking creature, atretochoana eiselti. It took scientists until August 1 to properly classify the discovery, which, according to the Daily Mail, it is a rare creature which has only been spotted sporadically since first spotted in 1968.
Eiselti is actually more closely related to salamanders and newts, but because of it’s snake-like appearance, it is often mis-classified. Scientists are excited about the discovery, keeping two of the amphibians for studies. –Brian McClintock