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Native to West and Central Africa, these small, furry mammals will either screech or bark from the trees. Researchers weren’t sure if there were multiple species of tree hyrax until they identified genetic differences.
It was declared extinct over 150 years ago — but new research suggests the mouse has been alive this whole time.
“This is what we call a cryptic species because it was hiding in plain sight in front of biologists for many, many years”
These monkeys, native to Myanmar, were found to have distinct enough qualities to be their own species after researchers looked at skull samples.
Even though they’re part of a species new to scientific research, the monkeys are known to be critically endangered.
Like the Rice’s whale, they could soon be lost, shortly after being found.