Two new species of aquatic mice discovered in the Congo — The California Sun

An illustration of one of the newly-described species of stilt mouse, Colomys lumumbai, wading in a stream to hunt

A pair of newly discovered aquatic mice species – with elongated feet and water resistant fur – are amongst the ‘world’s rarest mammals’, a new study found. Researchers from the Field Museum, Chicago, say the mice are native to the remote Congo basin and evaded scientific detection due to political unrest in the area. The…

Two new species of aquatic mice discovered in the Congo — The California Sun
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