This is not normal news: experts have discovered a new species in the genus Dendrohirax, also known as ‘Tree Demons’.
Lives in West and Central Africa. This was reported by Yale University (United States), which was part of the investigation.
His nocturnal ‘bark’ is definitely disturbing.
In 2009, specialists traveled to Nigeria and heard a rare nocturnal, bark-like call. Named ‘Dendrohirax interfluvialis’, it lives in the wet and dry forests off the coasts of southeastern Ghana, southern Togo, Ben, and southwestern Nigeria.
As adults, they weigh 2.2 to 3.1 kilograms, the size of a marmot, but are closely related to elephants and manatees.
These are often considered nocturnal and arboreal, but their behavior is difficult to study because, unlike most nocturnal mammals in Africa, their eyes do not glow at night, which is difficult to detect, the researchers explained.
Scientists analyzed 418 recordings of Tree Damon calls made in 12 countries between 1968 and 2020, and concluded that the anatomy and genetic variation they found in the populations of these mammals in different regions.
“Sometimes a sharp ear is as important as a sharp eye,” said Eric Surgis, an anthropologist at the Yale Pebody Museum of Natural History. “My co-authors, John Oates and Simon Bearder, researched a group of primates in Galgid, Nigeria, in 2009, when they discovered that daemon calls are different on one side and the other on the Enger River. , ”He wrote.
Yale.edu, Rt, Smithsonian’s NMNH, Twitter.
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