The Joy of "Few-Toothed" Rats

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Ed Yong's piece on non-chewing rats would have been good fodder for our rodent-related Today in Mice:

On the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, Jacob Esselstyn has discovered a new species of rodent that radically departs from this universal body plan: a “shrew-rat” that he calls Paucidentomys vermidax.Its name –a mash-up of Latin and Greek—gives a clue to its lifestyle. It means “worm-devouring, few-toothed mouse.”

Would be nice if my former (and turns out, hoarding) neighbors had had "few-toothed" rats.

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