Sunday, June 29, 2014

New species of mouse-like creature with 'elephant trunk' discovered

A mouse-like creature with an elephant’s “trunk” has been discovered in a remote desert in Namibia.
The new species is known as an “elephant shrew” and is a type of round-eared sengi.
The tiny creature is the smallest known member of the sengi family with a body just 9cm long and despite its size, is more closely related to elephants, manatees and aardvarks than to shrews.

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