Fourteen new species of shrew discovered on an Indonesian island

By Chen Ly Crocidura caudipilosa, one of the newly discovered species of shrew Kevin Rowe Fourteen new species of shrew have been discovered during a decade-long survey of small mammals on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Shrews are a diverse group of small mammals that can be found almost anywhere in the world. Despite their … Read more

The Largest Discovery of New Mammals in 90 Years Has Just Been Revealed

After a decade of documenting and observing Indonesian shrews on the island of Sulawesi, researchers have published their findings and detailed 14 new species – the biggest discovery of new mammals listed in a single paper since 1931.   Specifically, we’re talking about 14 new endemic species of the shrew genus Crocidura. Using genetic and … Read more