Thursday, March 2, 2017

New Dwarf Primate Found

Sharp-eared researchers have detected the sounds of a previously undescribed species of dwarf bush baby deep in the African jungle. The team noticed one of the calls didn't sound anything like the 18 known species of bush baby—a tiny, bug-eyed mammal also called a galago—living in western Angola's Kumbira Forest. When the scientists finally spotted the primate, they discovered that it was 6.2 inches long, bigger than some other known dwarf galagos—in their words, a "giant among dwarfs."


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