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New species discovered. Introducing the slender root rat!

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An Australian scientist has discovered a new mammal species off an Indonesian Island. 

But it didn’t just have any old name.

Introducing, the Slender Root Rat!

Ross and John spoke to Dr Kevin Rowe, curator of mammals from Museum Victoria to find out why the slender root rat got his name. 

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