Wednesday, November 21, 2012

[News 2012] Sunda Stink-badger, Mydaus javanensis | Mystery animal in Borneo not such a mystery after all, or is it?



Mystery animal in Borneo not such a mystery after all, or is it? 

The animal was indeed a Sunda Stink-badger, or Mydaus javanensis, one of only two member of the skunk family Mephitidae, outside the Americas. For a long time this species was placed as a member of the mustelid family – to which all real badgers belong - but DNA and morphological studies strongly supports their relationship to the American skunks

#Borneo #Beaboar #Sarawak http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1120-mystery-beast-borneo.html  via @Mongabay 

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