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Meet the World's Newest Mammal Species: The Olinguito

By Lisa Granshaw Aug 26, 2013

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The scientists further examined skins in various museums and realized the olinguito was also smaller than the olingo. Its coat was longer and denser. Once the species was recognized in these specimens, the research team then had to see whether or not the mammal still existed in the wild.

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