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California Academy of Sciences

Macroscelides Micus

Caption: Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences have discovered a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of southwestern Africa. This is the third new species of sengi to be discovered in the wild in the past decade. It is also the smallest known member of the 19 sengis in the order Macroscelidea.

Credit: Galen Rathbun/California Academy of Sciences

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