Thursday, March 09, 2006

More Cool News

Rat-Squirrel Not Extinct After All - Yahoo! News: "WASHINGTON - It has the face of a rat and the tail of a skinny squirrel — and scientists say this creature discovered living in central Laos is pretty special: It's a species believed to have been extinct for 11 million years.

The long-whiskered rodent made international headlines last spring when biologists declared they'd discovered a brand new species, nicknamed the Laotian rock rat.

It turns out the little guy isn't new after all, but a rare kind of survivor: a member of a family until now known only from fossils."


JD Rhoades said...

Hey, wasn't he in that movie "Ice Age"?

Bill said...

By golly, I think you're right.