Stranger Fruit

Grey-faced sengi described

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This is a grey-faced sengi, Rhynchocyon udzungwensis, a new species of giant elephant shrew that has been described in the February issue of Journal of Zoology (Lond.) (on whose editorial board I sit). It’s a 700g beastie, so it is hefty for an elephant shrew.

Photo by AFP & California Academy of Sciences.

Comments

  1. #1 Laelaps
    January 31, 2008

    That’s great news! I’ll make sure I check out the issue in which it’s described.

  2. #2 Sven DiMilo
    January 31, 2008

    I can’t believe how much that looks like a rhinogradentian Snouter.

  3. #3 Matt
    February 1, 2008

    that sengi IS really cool…I could not help but post on this as well: added a video and some shots from the expedition.

  4. #4 msnli.com
    December 1, 2008

    thanx I can’t believe how much that looks like a rhinogradentian Snouter.