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A new North American flying squirrel

A new North American flying squirrel

Mammals, New Species May 30, 2017 at 11:40 am

Humboldt’s flying squirrel is the third species of flying squirrel found in North America.  The discovery means that three—not two—species of the furred gliders live in North America, and it changes our understanding of how these squirrels evolved and spread across the american continent.  The newly described Humboldt’s flying  squirrel (Glaucomys oregonensis) is found in forested habitats along the Pacific coast of North America, from southern British Columbia to southern California.

New clam species found off of B.C.’s coast

New clam species found off of B.C.’s coast

Invertebrates, New Species November 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: CTV News | Journal: Zootaxa Category: Invertebrates | Taxa: Ascetoaxinus quatsinoensis | Named for: The first part of the name means curiously fashioned like an axe and the second part represents the area where the clam was found off B.C.’s Quatsino Sound. Other reports: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascetoaxinus_quatsinoensis Ten years after an unusually scalloped clam was dragged up from the ocean floor off northern Vancouver Island, the tiny mollusk is making waves in the research world. Only one of the clams has ever been found. The mollusk was found at a depth of about 1,000 metres by a Department of FisheriesRead More