World’s Small­est Squir­rel Dis­cov­ered in In­done­sia

The Day After - - COFFEE HOUSE -

In­done­sian sci­en­tists have found the world’s small­est squir­rel in the coun­try’s Bor­neo rain for­est, au­thor­i­ties re­vealed last fort­night. The Bormean pigmy squir­rel or ex­ilis­ci­u­rus ex­ilis was found in Mer­a­tus moun­tain of South Kal­i­man­tan province, Xin­hua news agency quoted a se­nior sci­en­tist as say­ing.

“One of sur­pris­ing things is the fact that there is a unique and en­dan­gered species, the small­est squir­rel in the world in Mer­a­tus Moun­tain.” The species, found on Septem­ber 16 dur­ing an ex­pe­di­tion, is 73 mm long and weighs about 17 grams. “This type of species lives across Bor­neo Is­land, es­pe­cially the area with height of over 1,000 me­tres above sea sur­face,” the sci­en­tist added.

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