New species of elephant
CNN has the following report on a new elephant species:
Researchers analyzing genes of African elephants found that the forest and
grassland groups are different enough to be considered separate species, which
means that three distinct species of elephants exist in the world. Science has
long recognized the clear differences between the African and Asian elephants.
The genetic dissimilarity between the forest and the savanna elephants "is like
the difference between the lion and the tiger. It is that large," said Jill
Pecon-Slattery, a genetic researcher at the National Cancer Institute.
For the full article, see A new elephant species?