Paucidentomys

Paucidentomys

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Paucidentomys vermidax

Paucidentomys is a genus of rodents of a type commonly known as shrew-rats which was discovered in 2012 in a remote rainforest on the Indonesian island, Sulawesi. The genus is monotypic, consisting of the species Paucidentomys vermidax. The name, which is Latin and may be translated as "worm-eating few-toothed mouse", refers to the fact that they have only two teeth and may live exclusively on a diet of earthworms.

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References

1. Paucidentomys Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paucidentomys
2. Paucidentomys on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/46205590/46207038

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