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Default Say hello to handstanding spotted skunks, ‘the acrobats of the skunk world’

Say hello to handstanding spotted skunks, ‘the acrobats of the skunk world’


Sep 1, 2021

Meet noticed skunks, “the acrobats of the skunk world.” Scientists have found that there are extra of those species than they thought, in response to new analysis.

Extra not too long ago, the agreed-upon quantity was 4. However a brand new examine revealed Wednesday in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution stated there are seven noticed skunk species.

“North America is without doubt one of the most-studied continents when it comes to mammals, and carnivores are one of many most-studied teams,” stated examine creator Adam Ferguson, a Negaunee assortment. “Everybody thinks we all know all the pieces about mammalian carnivore systematics, so with the ability to redraw the skunk household tree may be very thrilling.”

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