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New Mammals: Coincidence, shopping yield two species

12:57am, May 18, 2005

After 21 years without a new kind of monkey being reported in Africa, two research teams working independently in different mountain ranges have described the same novel species. And other researchers, after poking through meat for sale in Southeast Asia, report a rodent that they say justifies a new family among mammals, the first in 31 years.

The monkey species, now called the highland mangabey or Lophocebus kipunji, has turned up at locations in

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