Japanese high schooler discovers beetle species.

The Japan Times covers a brand new (to us) prehistoric dung beetle that a high school student discovered while breaking rocks in class:

During a geoscience class in September last year, Kota Yatagai, then a senior at Keio Senior High School in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, discovered the almost perfectly preserved fossil in his rock.

The class was conducted under a teaching method in which students break rocks themselves in hopes of finding fossils. The rocks were extracted in the grounds of a natural history museum in eastern Japan, from strata formed around 300,000 years ago.