Quite a few, both on land and in the sea. One of the most remarkable was the discovery of the coelacanth in the mid 20th century. The coelacanth is a large but primitive fish once believed to have been extinct for millions of years. It is now known to live in deep waters off of southeastern Africa and Indonesia.
Check this out, and article with 13 animals thought to be extinct and now “re” discovered. The Coelacanth is one of them.
It is more common than one might think. They are dubbed ‘Lazurus species,’ for the fact they seem to return from the dead. A species may have thought to have only existed thousands and millions of years ago only to return today, or a species may be falsely identified as extinct. It happened quite a bit in 2009, for example. Below is a link with a list of 13 species thought to have been extinct that were discovered last year.
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