Dinosaurs and Mutants Live!

No, not really, but the past week has seen some interesting announcements in the field of zoology.

Believed to be a member of a previously-unidentified rodent family, this creature, discovered last year, turns out to be a member of diatomyidae, a family previously believed to have become extinct over 11 million years ago.

Also, if you missed it in last week’s papers, researchers announced the discovery of a furry little crustacean last week. Discovered last year by divers, it has been given its own family and genus.