Friday, May 28, 2004

Mouse-like mammal found

The tiny rodent-like mammal has heavily muscled jaws and powerful teeth. (AFP) A mouse-like mammal has been discovered by a team of American and Filipino biologists in the Banahaw mountain south of the Philippines capital, the environment department said on Friday.
Weighing about 15 grams and measuring eight centimetres with a 10-centimetre tail, the new species has a large head, heavily muscled jaws and powerful teeth that can crack hard nuts."

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