Gallery: Wacky, New Rain Forest Species

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Mountain Mouse

Credit: © Stephen Richards/Conservation International
This newly found species of montane mouse was documented during the Rapid Assessment Program biodiversity survey in the Nakanai Mountains, Papua New Guinea…Read More »

in April 2009. The mouse sports relatively narrow feet and forward-directed incisor teeth, perhaps used for digging and carrying soil and suggesting the animal is a burrower. Its long, white tail tip distinguishes the mouse, which represents an entire new genus, distinguishes it from other mice in the area.   Less «
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