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:

Scientific article in “Zookeys” describing specimen:


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.


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

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