Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Revising a mammal branch on tree of life

Researchers return a subspecies of giant elephant-shrew from the Congo Basin to full species status

Date: August 2, 2017
Source: California Academy of Sciences

Summary:
One small mammal is experiencing a triumphant return to its long-ago spot on the tree of life. Scientists have elevated a subspecies of giant sengi, or elephant-shrew, to full species status aided by genetic information gathered from the California Academy of Sciences' vast mammalogy collection.

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