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New Mammal Species Discovered

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August 15, 2013
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Smithsonian scientists discover a new mammal species called the "Olinquito." For decades, they've suffered a case of mistaken identity.


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Buzz60 (Aug. 15, 2013) — Meet the Olinguito! The cute critter was overlooked due to mistaken identity, but the discovery of this new mammal species marks the first new carnivore to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years. Gillian Pensavalle (@GilllianWithaG) has the story and adorable pictures.
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New Owl Species Gives a Hoot for Science

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Reuters (Feb. 15, 2013) — Scientists and bird-lovers are celebrating the announcement of a new owl species on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The Rinjani Scops-owl was discovered in 2003 but has only now been identified as a new species, thanks to its unique voice. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
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Rare New Mammal Discovered, It's Called Olinguito

Rare New Mammal Discovered, It's Called Olinguito

NDTV (Aug. 16, 2013) — Imagine a raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it's hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did - until now. Researchers announced on Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito. It belongs to a grouping of large creatures that include dogs, cats and bears.
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