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For the first time in more than three decades, a new carnivorous mammal species has been discovered in the Western hemisphere, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution announced on Thursday.
Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivorous mammal in eastern Madagascar.
The brown-tailed mongoose (Salanoia concolor), also known as the salano or the Malagasy brown-tailed mongoose. This species is native to the island of northeastern areas of Madagascar and it prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical arid forests. The brown-tailed mongoose was first described by Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire in 1837. Two species were given the name Galidia olivacea and Galidia unicolor. These classifications are no longer valid, and the only current member of the...
Durrell's vontsira (Salanoia durrelli) is a carnivorous mammal that is native to Madagascar. It makes up the genus Salanoia along with its closest relative, the brown-tailed mongoose, although their similarities are merely genetic. This mammal has a small range, occurring only in Lac Alaotra, a marshy area that reaches an elevation of 2460 feet. First discovered in 2004, by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Durrell’s vontsira was not given species status until 2010. After the...
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