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Mouse Believed to Have Gone Extinct 150 Years Ago Discovered in Australia

News 18 | 04/07/2021 05:08 PM | Click to read full article

In a recent discovery, scientists have chanced upon a species of mouse, Gould’s mice, native to Australia that was thought to have extinct 150 years ago.

Researchers further compared the DNA samples from eight extinct native rodents and 42 of their living relatives, to conclude that the ‘extinct’ was indistinguishable from the Shark Bay mouse, which is found on several small islands off the coast of Western Australia.