Discovered: Europe’s first new mammal in 100 years

By Mark Henderson, Science Editor
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A NEW mammal species —
thought to be the first discovered in Europe for more than a century — has been identified by a scientist based at the University of Durham.

The grey mouse, found in Cyprus by Thomas Cucchi, has been confirmed as an entirely new species by genetic tests, overturning the widespread assumption that Europe had no mammals left to be discovered.

Read the full article at Times Online.

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