Rat found in Indonesia a new species of rodent

09/24/2013 | National Geographic News

A new species of rat has been found in the remote forests on the Indonesian island of Halmahera, University of Copenhagen researchers said. The Boki Mekot rat was first discovered during an expedition in 2010, with genetic and anatomical comparisons revealing it to belong to a new genus. The rat has spiky brown fur, a long face and a short, stumpy tail, according to the findings published in Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society.

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