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New spiny rat discovered in Indonesia

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

Tufts of harsh, bristly hair and a white tail tip are among the defining features of a new rodent species discovered in Indonesia.

The Spiny Boki Mekot Rat was found in the mountain forests of Halmahera, in the Moluccas (Maluku) archipelago.

It was from these islands that Alfred Russel Wallace wrote to Charles Darwin, outlining his theory of evolution.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-24167219

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