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New Rat Species Is Nearly Toothless


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#1    ThePhantomFlanFlinger

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

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A new species of rat that has practically no teeth has been discovered. But no worries, the rat hardly needs them since it feeds on a diet of soft earthworms.
The rat, dubbed Paucidentomys vermidax, is a type of shrew rat that lives on Sulawesi Island in Indonesia. It's the first known rodent to lack cheek teeth.


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:44 AM

Not the kind of rat I'm used to. I suppose the most it could do is nibble you.

Edited by Lrak, 22 August 2012 - 08:45 AM.


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:55 AM

That is a seriously odd diet for a rodent

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 22 August 2012 - 09:55 AM, said:

That is a seriously odd diet for a rodent

Shrews seem to be fine with it :)


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:20 AM

its ears looks like a soggy potato chip. O.o

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