Ecuador, Colombia: New species of mammal discovered in jungle

Posted on August 15, 2013 • Filed under: Colombia, Ecuador reported that a new species of mammal has been identified in the jungles of Ecuador – the first new carnivorous creature to be discovered in 35 years. The beast’s appearance is not altogether unfamiliar however, as it first went on display in museums over 100 years ago, but had always been mislabelled. The olinguito has been described as a cross between a “teddy bear and a house cat”, and with solid scientific comparisons like that it’s not hard to see why the animal suffered a century of mistaken identity. Read Article

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