December 6, 2005 | David F. Coppedge

New Mammal Discovered in Borneo

Caught on camera: a cat-sized quadruped with a long, bushy tail.  See the picture on National Geographic News.  Found in Borneo’s rain forests, it is so new we don’t know what to call it yet.  The article says this is the “first new mammal species discovered on the Southeast Asian island in more than a century.”  See also the Reuters story on MSNBC.

It looks like a cat with a fox face.  How did such a creature escaped detection for so long?  There are still plenty of mysteries on this vast planet.  The natives probably knew all about it, though.

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Categories: Mammals

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