Mystery mammal photographed in Borneo

New Scientist magazine writer Shaoni Bhattacharya reports:

A mysterious red furry creature, captured on film in the dense forests of Borneo, could be a new species of carnivore.

The mammal, which is slightly larger than a domestic cat, has dark red fur and a long, bushy tail. It was snapped twice at night by a camera trap….

Its general shape – with a possibly pointed snout, small ears, and large powerful hind legs – suggests it is a meat-eater. It has some similarities with martens or civets and could belong to these groups, or it may belong to an entirely new group.

For more, see Mystery mammal discovered in Borneo’s forests.

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