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September 18, 2010

New Species..

A furry mammal with a nose-like proboscis appeared in the remote forests of Africa. Rather large rat was estimated to new species.
Expert conservation studying biodiversity in the forests Boni-Dodori, northeastern coast of Kenya, had set up a trap cameras in the area after a scientist to see the animals sengi (rat elephants) are not known.

From these images, researchers recognized the maroon color on the shoulders and back side of that species. These animals are also characterized by a lower buttocks with black. Generally, scientists consider that this creature is bigger than normal mice trunked. It is estimated, the object is to have 600 grams of weight, as long as 550 millimeters and 250 millimeters of a tail.

The team of scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the DNA analysis to confirm whether the animal correctly, including the new species.
If proven, this animal became the 18th species of sengi, who entered the family Macroscelididae, where it all originated from Africa.
"Our ancestors often misunderstood animals. Monogamous mating strategies and their charismatic flexible snout makes this species very attractive, "said researchers from the California Academy of Science Galen Rathbun.


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