New mammal found in the Americas

08/15/2013 |

A small, red-furred, carnivorous member of the raccoon family native to Central and South America is the first new mammal discovered in the Americas in 35 years. The olinguito, or Bassaricyon neblina, has lived under researchers' noses, often misidentified, until anatomical and DNA evidence was brought forth that differentiated the species from other olingos. "I honestly think that this could be the last time in history that we will turn up this kind of situation -- both a new carnivore, and one that's widespread enough to have multiple kinds," said Kristofer Helgen of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, whose team made the discovery.

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