New rodent found in Laos:

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This one is a cutie, even if the scientists are a bit unsure in how to classify it:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/05/12/new.species.ap/index.html [Broken]
 
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Looks pretty ugly. Is there a photo?
 
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I thought it was kinda cute, yes a color photo would be much better.
 
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yomamma said:
Looks pretty ugly. Is there a photo?
There doesn't seem to be, and I wouldn't count on one until they find a live specimen.

Imagine the immasculation those scientists must have felt, not knowing anything of this animal, then finding some booth in Laos selling a dead one, presumably to be eaten...
 
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Its a funny definition of 'discovered' they have there, being that it was 'found' in a market, and well known enough locally to have a name.
 
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yomamma said:
Looks pretty ugly. Is there a photo?
Apart from slime eels, I find most animals cute.
 

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