With a number of distinguished colleagues, we have just published descriptions of two new species of small mammals (shrews) from the Albertine Rift (Bururi Forest, Burundi; Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo)
Biologists estimate our planet harbors between 10 and 100 million species. These include approx. 100,000 fungi (including lichens) but the true number of fungi and lichens is estimated between 750,000 and 1.5 million. At this rate of discovery, it might seem impossible that the remaining species ever be described.