Tagged With morphology

All but three land mammal species living on New Zealand today were brought there by modern humans, beginning around 800 years ago - and all three of those native mammal species are bats. But a newly discovered bat fossil suggests that there may be more species hiding in the isle's ancient rock. Perhaps the mammal-poor islands once had a far more batty past.

Anteaters are very good animals. They somehow pull off the whole "slurp up ants with their sticky, noodly, bendy straw tongues" so confidently you forget how weird that is. And scientists agree that, yes, anteater tongues are weird. But they're also understudied.