Has DNA testing found any new species or subspecies?



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    Yes!  DNA testing has revealed that the African elephent may actually be two species, a Savannah Elephant and a Forest Elephant.  Also, a DNA project by some New York City high schoolers has led to the possible discovery of a new cockroach species.  According to the article in the second citation, they might have found:

    Genetically distinct cockroaches that might be a new species or subspecies. The specimens collected looked to be ordinary American cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) but their DNA differed by about 4 percent from the reference sequence (differences within species are usually 1 percent or less).

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