Mouse-like mammal related to elephants discovered in Africa

Main report: New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse
(Los Angeles Times)
Other Reporting: LiveScience, CBC News, Wikipedia
Scientific Paper: Journal of Mammalogy    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Macroscelides micus
Categories: Mammals | New Species
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The Etendeka round-eared sengi, or Macroscelides micus, was discovered by scientists from the California Academy of Sciences. It is the third new species of elephant shrew to be found in the wild in the past decade. The species was first discovered among other elephant shrew samples collected from southern Africa and stored at the California Academy of Sciences.

Galen Rathbun/California Academy of Sciences

 

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