Scientists discover mouse species with elephant genes

June 27, 2014 3:53 PM

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"It’s exciting to think that there are still areas of the world where even the mammal fauna is unknown and waiting to be explored," said Jack Dumbacher.

The discovery of the new elephant shrew -- a group of mice known in Africa by their Bantu-derived name sengi -- began a few years ago when researchers at the California Academy of Sciences noticed the specimens they'd collected in the remote northwestern region of Namibia didn't look like any of the...

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