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Researchers Discover New Mammal Species

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August 15, 2013
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The olinguito, a member of the raccoon family, is the first new carnivorous mammal species identified in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.


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New Mammal Species Discovered

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Reuters (Aug. 15, 2013) — Smithsonian scientists discover a new mammal species called the "Olinquito." For decades, they've suffered a case of mistaken identity.
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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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Meet the Olinguito, the First New Carnivore in 35 Years

Meet the Olinguito, the First New Carnivore in 35 Years

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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Tackling Lionfish Deep on the Ocean Floor

Tackling Lionfish Deep on the Ocean Floor

AP (July 16, 2013) — Lionfish have sharp, thin spines that can be venomous, yet researchers want more people to discover how good they taste. It's all part of a campaign to fend off the invasive species off Florida waters to protect reefs and native marine life.
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