New Species of Night Monkey Discovered in Peruvian Andes

Posted on September 29, 2012

New Night Monkey Peruvian Andes

National Geographic reports that a new species of night monkey was among several new species discovered by researchers in the Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary located in northern Peru. The expedition was led by Gerardo Ceballos from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Other creatures discovered in what the scientists describe as a "new heaven of unknown biodiversity" include a new species of common shrew opossum, new small-eared shrew and a porcupine with unusually large quills. National Geographic has photos of these creatures here.

A press release (in Spanish) about the findings says the scientists believe many other new species remain to be discovered in the sanctuary and other areas of Peru.

Photo: Alexander Pari

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