Mammals

New species of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island

New species of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island

Mammals, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: University of The Philippines | Journal: PLOS ONE Category: Mammals | Taxa: Tarsius syrichta | Named for: Other reports: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/631002/new-species-of-tarsier-discovered-in-dinagat-island Biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species.

New variety of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island, Philippines

New variety of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island, Philippines

Mammals, New Species August 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

International biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species. ““Previously tarsiers were one species, divided into three named subspecies,” study author Rafe Brown said. “Our data disagree with that subspecies arrangement and instead demonstrate that the Philippine tarsiers are divided into three genetic units”.

Mouse-like mammal related to elephants discovered in Africa

Mouse-like mammal related to elephants discovered in Africa

Mammals, New Species June 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm

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.