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The Story of an Elusive Rodent
On March 20, 1927 Wilfred H. Osgood discovered an unusual rodent in a trap he had set in a clear mountain stream near the source of the Little Abbai River in north western Ethiopia. It showed several morphological adaptations for aquatic life which were reminiscent of water rats known from South America, but nothing like this had ever been reported from Africa.
If that little rat had not found its way into Osgood’s trap on that particular day, we probably would have never known that the Ethiopian Amphibious Rat, Nilopegamys plumbeus, existed. Although people have been looking for it, it has never been seen again. The little stream where it was first collected is now surrounded by pure pastureland, and it is feared that this species may be extinct.
More about this species: Encyclopedia of Life
Image drawn by L. L. Pray after a field study by L. A. Fuertes from the original description by W. H. Osgood (1928) via Biodiversity Heritage Library (public domain)
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