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New rodent found in Laos:

  1. May 15, 2005 #1

    arildno

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    Dearly Missed

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  3. May 15, 2005 #2

    JamesU

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    Looks pretty ugly. Is there a photo?
     
  4. May 15, 2005 #3
    I thought it was kinda cute, yes a color photo would be much better.
     
  5. May 15, 2005 #4
    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...
     
  6. May 16, 2005 #5

    matthyaouw

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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.
     
  7. May 16, 2005 #6

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    Apart from slime eels, I find most animals cute.
     
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