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Description of adorable new mammal in Smithsonian Research Online!

In case you missed the news last week, a Smithsonian scientist has identified a new mammal species, one that is particularly fuzzy and cute. Meet the olinguito!

We are pleased to tell you that the paper describing the species, first published in the open access journal ZooKeys, can be found in the Libraries’ Digital Repository .

Olinguito by Mark Gurney
Olinguito. Photo by Mark Gurney

Smithsonian authors contribute many papers to open access journals, like ZooKeys. Worldwide distribution of scholarship is the mission of the Institution and this is supported by the Smithsonian Research Online program and publications such as ZooKeys. Running a permanent repository of publications and maintaining a bibliography of all published scholarly work by Smithsonian curators and researchers is just one of the many services offered by the Libraries to support our mission for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.”

Congratulations to National Museum of Natural History scientist Kris Helgen and his team!

Full article information:

Helgen KM, Pinto CM, Kays R, Helgen LE, Tsuchiya MTN, Quinn A, Wilson DE, Maldonado JE (2013) Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito. ZooKeys 324: 1. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.324.5827

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