Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New flying squirrel species discovered along North America's Pacific coast

Date:  August 21, 2017
Source:  Humboldt State University

Scientists always assumed it was a northern flying squirrel gliding through the canopies of Pacific coastal forests. But now a recent in-depth investigation of the animal's DNA is proving otherwise. The furry critter is actually a distinct species, which has been named Humboldt's flying squirrel, and a new study describes how scientists are up-ending flying squirrel taxonomy.

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