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Researchers discover new kind of flying squirrel


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Research by a Juneau scientist has helped uncover a new species of flying squirrel.

Allison Bidlack and her six-person team released their findings about what they dubbed the Humboldt’s flying squirrel in the May 30 issue of the Journal of Mammalogy, according to a news release from the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center.

The group determined the existence of the third species using satellite data and DNA samples that Bidlack took 20 years ago while working on her master’s degree at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Bidlack told the Juneau Empire newspaper that the g...

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