First discovered bat-panda
A group of researchers from the American University, Bucknell found in South Sudan previously unknown to science beast.
An international team of biologists from the University of Bucknell discovered in Southern Sudan, the representative of a new genus of bats. Its appearance resembles bamboo bear.
After some investigation, the scientists concluded that the animal is so rare that is likely to be classified to a completely new genus of bats.
- My attention was immediately attracted an incredibly beautiful painting of the bat. It was very similar to a panda, - says assistant professor of biology, University of Bucknell Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Dianne Ryder. - I was impressed that on her body was so accurate figure! As a specialist in this area, I immediately realized that never in my life seen anything like it.
According to the woman, she would have to spend the rest of his life to find something similar. After the expedition to South Sudan expert intends to return home to the United States and it is there to try to determine whether the "bat-Panda" is similar, which she caught on that it was possible to take a picture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1939.
After consulting with colleagues, we concluded that this bat definitely does not belong to any known genus - shared Reeder. - We were lucky to encounter a unique phenomenon of nature.
In an article published in a scientific journal, she took the bat to a new genus, which was named Niumbaha.
According to the American, the planned work is likely to be the most important discovery in her life.