‘Oddball rodent’ in Laos takes scientists by surprise

'Oddball rodent' in Laos takes scientists by surprise - NYT, May 12, 2005
...They are definitely not rats or squirrels, only vaguely like a guinea pig or a chinchilla. And they often show up in Laotian outdoor markets being sold for food. There, visiting scientists came upon the animals and determined that they represented a rare find: an entire new family of wildlife...
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