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Scientists Discover New Snub-Nosed Monkey Species in Myanmar


Scientists surveying an area of Myanmar have discovered a new species of monkey:

"Scientists surveying in the area initially identified the so-called snub-nosed monkey from skin and skulls obtained from local hunters. A small population was found separated from the habitat of other species of snub-nosed monkeys by the Mekong and Salween rivers. The total population has been estimated at just 260-330 individuals...Local hunters reported the presence of a monkey which did not match any description of species previously identified in the area. After further investigation in the north eastern state of Kachin, experts found a small population of previously undiscovered black monkeys with white ear tufts and chin beards, prominent lips and wide upturned nostrils. The image above is not an actual photo but a digital reconstruction based on descriptions...The new species has been named the Burmese snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri)."

It's a big and very rare find. The image above is a digital reconstruction based on skin and skull evidence.

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  1. ... looks like MJ.

    Posted by: Jacob | Oct 27, 2010 11:52:48 AM

  2. Yes, but I'm thinking more LaToya.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 27, 2010 12:04:18 PM

  3. Either way, it's putting on lipstick.

    Posted by: Jubal Harshaw | Oct 27, 2010 12:14:51 PM

  4. Lisa Rinna

    Posted by: niles | Oct 27, 2010 12:30:12 PM

  5. Real or not, that is a picture of Michael Jackson's actual biological child!

    Okay, but only if his face were real to begin with.

    Posted by: Jeff in NC | Oct 27, 2010 1:02:34 PM

  6. I try to find the beauty in every animal, but...

    Posted by: Kevinintexas | Oct 27, 2010 1:18:51 PM

  7. It looks like joan rivers and mj had a litter

    Posted by: Bunny | Oct 27, 2010 1:35:37 PM

  8. Damn - Jacob beat me to it. It looks EXACTLY like MJ.

    Posted by: Tre Gibbs | Oct 27, 2010 2:09:49 PM

  9. Did Michael Jackson and Bubbles procreate?

    Posted by: AlexM | Oct 27, 2010 2:23:41 PM

  10. They should name it 'Bubbles.'

    Posted by: Timzilla | Oct 27, 2010 2:25:13 PM

  11. Skull monkey.

    Posted by: Yeek | Oct 27, 2010 5:20:25 PM

  12. So THIS was the look that MJ was going for.

    Posted by: voet | Oct 27, 2010 8:39:15 PM

  13. I knew Michael wasn't dead, but this is the price you pay for being MJ.

    Posted by: Ryon Auberjonois | Oct 28, 2010 12:19:52 PM

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