From an evolutionary analysis, we concluded that Protohummus is a sort of 'missing link' in the evolution of the cane rat family (Thryonomyidae).
The find has yielded a new fossil mammal that shows close relationship to living cane rats of Africa and gives us a greater understanding of the area's natural history.
From an evolutionary analysis, we concluded that Protohummus is a sort of aACAymissing link' in the evolution of the cane rat
The find has yielded a new fossil mammal that shows a close relationship to living cane rats
of Africa, and gives us a greater understanding of the area's natural history," added Al Darmaki.
Muridae Black rat Shaggy rat Swamp rat Striped mouse Insectivora Soricidae Nigerian Musk shew Hyracoidea Procavidae Black Giant shrew Pholidota Manidae Western Tree-hyrax Long-tailed/Tree Pangolin REPTILIA Reptila Nile croccodilus Monitor lizard Water moccasin Rock python Green mamba Black cobra Hingeback CLASS SCIENTIFIC NAME CONSERVATION MODE OF POPULATION ORDER STATUS IDENTIFICATION NUMBER MAMMALIA Atilax paludinosus T F 1 Vivvera civetta E F 2 Genetta poensis T F.
They need to come up with a new name though, as cane rat
won't go down too well in Tesco's
Some people describe cane rat
as sweet, but I never discovered that," he says.
It is mainly associated with Central and West Africa, and can be anything from gorillas and chimpanzees to antelopes, porcupines and cane rats
Today, species ranging from cane rats
to elephants are being hunted at unprecedented levels, and recent estimates suggest a bushmeat harvest of between one and five million metric tons each year--a level that is literally emptying forests of wildlife.
Customs and Excise officers raided the Mercyland Trading shop in Dalston, East London, and found an anteater, porcupine, antelope, goat, and cane rats
- all smuggled in from Nigeria.
Among small mammals, porcupines, cane rats
, and other species of rats were discovered.