At Naturalis Biodiversity Center we have a collection of more than 42 million specimens! Some of the objects in our collection are unknown treasures, lying there until someone finds them. Visiting researcher Luis Ruedas found out that we have something really interesting in our rabbit section....Collection manager birds & mammals Pepijn Kamminga tells you all about it!
This is episode 1 of Naturalis Newsroom, flash vids filmed in Naturalis. Topic: our latest discoveries!
Luis Ruedas' publication:
Ruedas 2017 A new species of cottontail rabbit (Lagomorpha: Leporidae: Sylvilagus) from Suriname, with comments on the taxonomy of allied taxa from northern South America. Journal of Mammalogy, xx(x):1–18, 2017. DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyx048