Taxonomy news

1. Huangshan, a gorgeous sacred mountain in Anhoi Province of China, is one of the best places (and most easily accessible) in the country for small mammals (there is also an endemic musk deer). One of its attractions is that Chinese pygmy dormice, those nearly-blind, echolocating, lightning-fast arboreal rodents, are easier to see there than in any other place I know of. Turns out they are an endemic species, Typhlomys huangshanensis.
2. There is an undescribed pangolin in Asia and nobody knows where exactly. If anybody has access to the paper please share 🙂


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