New species of flying squirrel from China

I thought this was a cool discovery. Pretty exciting to find a new mammal in 2019, especially a giant flying squirrel.

Smithsonian Magazine coverage:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-species-giant-flying-squirrel-discovered-china-180972693/

Scientific article in “Zookeys” describing specimen:

https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/33678/element/7/0/biswamoyopterus%20gaoligongensis/

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This was a cool article–thanks for sharing!

In 2017, Jon Martin, at Northland College, accidentally discovered that North American flying squirrels are fluorescent when he pointed a UV flashlight at one.

No one knows why.

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I heard about that. Very weird. Check out this craziness too.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/01/chameleon-bones-florescent-ultraviolet-light-spd/

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