Friday, January 26, 2007

No Shortage of New Species

New species discoveries in the Earth's remaining wild places are continuing. Just one example is the new sucker-footed bat from Madagascar. Myzopoda schliemanni doubles the number of species known in its genus, and, as a rare exception to discoveries on Madagascar, is not endangered. Field Museum biologist Steven Goodman reports the bat uses its adhesive feet to climb around on broad-leaf plants of the genus Ravenala.

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