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Friday, March 10, 2006

Species believed extinct for 11 million years found at meat market!

Check this out.
It has the face of a rat and the tail of a skinny squirrel - and scientists say this creature discovered living in central Laos is pretty special: It's a species believed to have been extinct for 11 million years.
Now here's the punch line.
Locals call the rodent kha-nyou. Scientists haven't yet a bagged a breathing one, only the bodies of those recently caught by hunters or for sale at meat markets, where researchers with the New York-based conservation society first spotted the creature. Now the challenge is to trap some live ones, and calculate how many still exist to tell whether the species is endangered, Dawson said.
These creatures haven't been seen for 11 million years but they need to count them before they decide if they are an endangered species? If they have lasted 11 million years my guess is they're a pretty resilient critter.


Blogger Chap said...

Same thing happened with the coelecanth. They didn't catch one till after they found one at the market.

4:07 PM


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