30 Species Discovered ... in L.A.? Cities Buzz With Life

March 27, 2015 2:56 PM

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The concrete sprawl of Los Angeles isn't exactly where you would expect to find 30 new species of wildlife. New York City and Singapore don't exactly seem like oases of non-human life either. New research, however, shows that life in big urban centers is a lot more diverse than some city-dwellers might think.

"Everyone expects for there to be a lot of biodiversity in the tropics," Emily Hartop, lead author of a study to be published next month in the journal Zootaxa, told NBC News.

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