I try to take a rest from blogging and they go and discover a population of swamp dwelling bamboo-eating lemurs National Geographic has the story:
The 2007 finding comes after years of rumors that the so-called greater bamboo lemur had been sighted in the Torotorofotsy wetlands. Now that it’s confirmed, the newfound group has renewed experts’ hopes that the species will survive.
“Finding the extremely rare Prolemur simus in a place where nobody expected it was probably more exciting than discovering a new lemur species,” conservation geneticist Edward Louis of Henry Doorly Zoo said in a statement.
afarensis wanders off grumbling “What next, new fossil primates…”