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New species of giant, spineless hedgehog

hedgehogs deinogalerix masinii deinogalerix gymnures moon rats

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

The newly discovered fossil giant, named Deinogalerix masinii, and the five previously known species of the genus Deinogalerix were hairy, rat-like relatives of modern hedgehogs and belonged to the subfamily of gymnures (moon-rats).

According to a paper published in the journal Geobios, Deinogalerix masinii is the smallest and oldest member of the genus ever found.

http://www.sci-news....taly-01535.html

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:24 PM

Looks like a cross between a Tasmanian Devil and a New York rat.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:15 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 13 November 2013 - 10:24 PM, said:

Looks like a cross between a Tasmanian Devil and a New York rat.

Nah. Megalohyrax.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:15 PM

these stories are always a disappointment. You see
    New species of giant, spineless hedgehog Discovered


and this fills you with excitement and joy, and it always turns out to be a Fossil. :(

Edited by Colonel Rhuairidh, 14 November 2013 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:14 AM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 14 November 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

these stories are always a disappointment. You see
New species of giant, spineless hedgehog Discovered


and this fills you with excitement and joy, and it always turns out to be a Fossil. :(
Yeah it should have said: New species of giant, spineless hedgehog fossil Discovered. What a buzz kill......

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