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Beautiful Striped Bat Identified as Entirely New Genus

Niumbaha Superba

A new genus of bat has been discovered in South Sudan, the world’s newest country. The strikingly striped bat has been placed into the genus Niumbaha, which means “rare” or “unusual” in the Zande language of the region. A paper describing the bat was published this week in the journal ZooKeys. This actually isn’t the [...]

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