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The new shrew that's not... - March 2008

The discovery of a new mammal is always exciting, but the grey faced sengi, or giant elephant shre, is particularly interesting because of it's evolutionary history.  Dr. Kathleen Smith, Professor of Biology at Duke University, and Dr. Samantha Price, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Unversity of California, Davis, talk about how biogeography helps us place the sengi with the afrotheria - a group that includes elephants, dugongs, tenrecs and aardvarks! (14 minutes)

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