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A new species of animal has been discovered in the remote forests of South America
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A new species of animal has been discovered in the remote forests of South America. The species, named the "Tepui Mouse" (Thalpomys tepui), is a small rodent that inhabits the high-altitude tepuis or flat-topped mountains found in Venezuela and Brazil. The mouse was first spotted by researchers from the University of São Paulo while they were conducting a survey of mammals in the region. It was identified as a distinct species due to its unique physical characteristics, such as its large ears and long tail. Genetic analysis also revealed that it is closely related to other rodents found in South America, but not closely enough to be considered part of any existing genus or family. The discovery of this new species highlights how much more there is still left to learn about our planet's biodiversity. It also serves as an important reminder that we need to protect these fragile ecosystems if we want to ensure their continued existence for future generations.