Friday, 27 June 2014

New species of small mammal: Round-eared elephant-shrew found in Namibia

Date:
June 26, 2014

Source:
California Academy of Sciences

Summary:
Scientists have discovered a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of southwestern Africa. This is the third new species of sengi to be discovered in the wild in the past decade. It is also the smallest known member of the 19 sengis in the order Macroscelidea.


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