Monday, February 11, 2008

New Species of Giant Elephant Shrew Discovered

Scientists in Tanzania have discovered a new species, the world's largest elephant shrew. These guys are genetically related to elephants, aardvarks and seahorses. The area in which they were discovered has also yielded several other new species, including bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian. I have no doubt that Africa contains a plethora of other species which, I hope, can be discovered before they're gone. To read more about this discovery, click here.

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