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First mammal species succumbs to climate change

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:06 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 15, 2016

Because of climate change caused by humans, scientists from Australia's University of Queensland and the Queensland government suspect the Bramble Cay melomys, a small rodent likely only found on the island of Bramble Cay, is extinct. The rodents were last spotted in 2009, and a thorough search in 2014 yielded not a single one. The scientists prepared a report and said the rodent's status should be altered from 'endangered' to 'extinct.' The Bramble Cay melomys, or Melomys rubicola,...






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