Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 28th, 2012
An expedition by a team of Mexican and Peruvian biologists in northern Peru has led to the discovery of eight new mammals and three new amphibians.
On the eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes, near the border with Ecuador, the area of Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary where the animals were located is called a “new paradise of unknown biodiversity” in a recent Spanish-language press release and was originally discovered during an expedition that spanned from 2009 to 2011.
Some of the animals found include an as of yet unnamed type of night monkey with orange-colored eyes; a common shrew opossum which is said to be twice the size of its closest relative and is categorized as a marsupial; an enigmatic porcupine with long quills; and an unnamed small-eared shrew.
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