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New Footage of ‘Rheomys’

New Footage of ‘Rheomys’

As we reported earlier in the year, Radleians on the Honduras Expedition last summer had the privilege to be the first people on earth to photograph and film what is almost certainly a new species of water mouse. 
 
Footage of this moment in Cusuco National Park has just been edited by the Biology department. Please follow the link below to watch the video of a Dutch scientist taking measurements on a live specimen with the help of Radley boys.

Video of 'Rheomys'

The rodent was first reported anecdotally swimming in streams in 2012; it was not until scientists hit upon the idea of baiting their small mammal traps with crab meat to catch the first live specimens of this large, amphibious, crab-eating mouse.

 
Scientists from the Queen's University, Belfast, are currently going through the process of describing the new species of water mouse.
 
The Biology department is currently planning its next trip in July 2017.
 

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