In 2016, science introduced us to some more amazing creatures.
A tiny bioluminscent octopus. A flatworm named for the President and a mantis named for a Supreme Court justice. Two new species of flower named after being trapped in amber for 15 million years. From the fossil record, a new tyrannosaurid and a river dolphin. Oh, and we realized there were four living giraffe species instead of one.
And, of course, the fossil of the decade: a dinosaur's feathered tail trip, trapped in amber. No DNA to clone from, but a wealth of information.