A tiny species of shrew has been rediscovered in the wild, more than a century after first being described. In 1894, a handful of specimens of the Nelson's small-eared shrew were collected in southern Mexico. But the shrew was never seen again, and was considered by many experts to already be extinct. That was until two researchers found three shrews in a small patch of forest, a find that is reported in the journal Mammalian Biology. The Nelson's small-eared shrew (Cryptotis nelsoni) is named after the man who first discovered it. In 1894, Edward Nelson and Edward Goldman collected 12 specimens some 4,800 feet up the slopes of the San Martín Tuxtla volcano in Veracruz, Mexico. A year later, the creature was formally described for science, and the specimens were stored away in the drawers of the National Museum of Natural History in WashingtonDC, US. That was the last time the shrew was seen alive for 109 years. The biology of the shrew has remained a mystery. It was even believed to have become extinct because it had gone unrecorded so so long
Cute little thing isn’t it? Who knows what waits to be re-found , perhaps the Con Rit or other crypto zoological beastie?
New book on kindle- myths, murder, monsters and magic in modern day Loch Ness
New Cryptofiction book out
mysterious creatures roam the countryside,what is the secret of the horror tunnel and what are the modern day witches up to with the fifth reich? our Friends from the book Dark Ness once again meet cryptids and danger . s
Mother, author, cat lover, amateur cryptozoologist, cook and bottle washer, some times lover, single parent,middle aged,a mad woman without an attic, red wine and chocolate lover.Now housebound due to ill health so an armchair researcher.Too wheezy to sit in a hide and watch for cryptids anymore lol.Have now taken up crafting when I feel able.I now have a Fiction book out on amazon Kindle Dark Ness by Tabitca Cope set in, you guessed it, Loch Ness with monsters , murder , myth and magic.
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