A Short-Eared Unusual Looking Animal

June 27, 2014 7:30 PM

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A Short-Eared Unusual Looking Animal

It is hard to believe that such an unusual looking animal has remained hidden for so long. Scientists have just discovered a new species of elephant shrew or round eared sengi in the remote deserts of south western Africa.

This is the third new species of sengi to be discovered in the past decade. It is also the smallest known member of the 19 sengis in the order Macroscelidea. The team’s discovery and description of the Etendeka round-eared sengi (Macroscelides micus) is published this week in the Journal of Mammalog...

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