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Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Extinct" Shrew Re-Discovered

Matt Walker writes:

A tiny species of shrew has been rediscovered in the wild, more than a century after first being described.

In 1894, a handful of specimens of the Nelson's small-eared shrew were collected in southern Mexico.

But the shrew was never seen again, and was considered by many experts to already be extinct.

That was until two researchers found three shrews in a small patch of forest, a find that is reported in the journal Mammalian Biology.

link: BBC - Earth News - 'Extinct' tiny shrew rediscovered


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