New Species of Badger Bat from Sudan

Ever thought what you would get if you crossed a badger and a bat? You haven’t? That’s OK. I haven’t either. It would (most likely) be impossible to do.

However, we now have the next best thing. A new species of bat has been discovered in South Sudan by researchers from  Bucknell University.

Named the ‘badger bat’ due to it’s remarkable black and white colour patterning; this is another example of new species in the mammal taxa that still being discovered across the globe.

For the full story go to http://phys.org/news/2013-04-striped-badger-genus-south-sudan.html.

Striped like a badger -- new genus of bat identified in South Sudan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit: DeeAnn Reeder, Bucknell University

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