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Tiny Hero Shrew Has Extraordinary Strength
2013-07-25 04:14:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists say they have discovered a new species of one of the most bizarre mammals on the planet. A team from Chicago's Field Museum, along with international collaborators, said in the journal Biology Letters that they have identified a new species of Hero Shrew. This new species, named Scutisorex thori, possesses characteristics that have allowed scientists to come up with a novel hypothesis for the function of the animals' crazy...


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Armored Shrew, Scutisorex somereni
2012-05-15 07:38:06

The Armored shrew (Scutisorex somereni), also known as the Hero shrew, is native to Africa. This shrew has been given the conservation status of “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List. The armored shrew is the ability to withstand up to one hundred and sixty pounds of pressure, due to its exclusive anatomy. The grooved, connected vertebrae are unlike those found in any other mammal, including other shrews. This shrew has eleven interlocking lumbar vertebrae, like spines, on its underbelly...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.