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

Scientists say they have discovered a new species of one of the most bizarre mammals on the planet.

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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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