Rodents News

New mammal discovered in Indonesia

Christine's Margareta rat. Photo by: Alessio Mortelliti/Sapienza University. Researchers have discovered a new species of rodent in Indonesia's Mekongga Mountains, reports the Jakarta Globe. The new rodent, Christine's Margareta rat…

Photo: New mouse species discovered in Brazil

Researchers discovered a new species of mouse in Brazil, reports the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). Cerradomys goytaca mouse. Courtesy of ICMBio The species, named Cerradomys goytaca or…

Study points to global snake decline

A number of reports over the last decade have shown amphibians, lizards, fish, and birds facing steep population declines across species and continents, providing further evidence that the planet is…

Strange spiny rodent discovered in the Amazon

Strange spiny rodent discovered in the Amazon Strange spiny rodent discovered in the Amazon mongabay.com January 24, 2007 Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of arboreal rodent in the…