This week, biologist James Kempton shares the news that he and a research team have reportedly rediscovered a species of extinct mammal. CNN.
Kempton and his team discovered the “Long-billed Echidna Attenborough” during an expedition in Indonesia.
This is the first time the animal has been seen in 62 years.
In Norwegian, the four-legged crab is called maurpiggsvin, and it, along with the platypus, is the only mammal that lays eggs.
Kempton and his team captured images of the anteater using a camera in the rainforest of the Cyclops Mountains in Indonesia. They are happy with the discovery, the report says Watchman.
– I had a feeling of euphoria and great relief. We’ve been out in the field for a long time without getting a reward yet, Kimpton tells The Guardian.
It reveals that the porcupine was photographed by a trail camera on the final day of a four-week expedition led by researchers from the University of Oxford in June and July.
– I shouted to my colleagues who were still remaining. “We found him. We found him.” “I ran from my office into the living room and hugged everyone,” Kempton says.
The Attenborough’s Long-billed Echidna is named after British Sir David Attenborough, who produced a number of nature documentary series, such as Planet Earth and Blue Planet.
The animal was given this name because of its work in showcasing the nature of Papua New Guinea to the public.
200 million years
-The reason this animal is different from other mammals is that it is a member of the monotremes, a very ancient species dating back to the time when mammals began to exist.
Compton says the anteater is thought to have first appeared about 200 million years ago. At that time, dinosaurs ruled our planet.
Porcupines and platypus are referred to as Sewer animal to The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia.
Kempton’s team also discovered new insects and frog species during the expedition. Now they hope that the anteaters and the Giant Mountains rainforests will be protected in the future.
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