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rhamphotheca:

In the Shadows of Machu Picchu, Scientists Find ‘Extinct’ Cat-Sized Rodent

by Jeremy Hance

Below one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, scientists have made a remarkable discovery: a living cat-sized mammal that, until now, was only known from fossils.

The Machu Picchu arboreal chinchilla rat (Cuscomys oblativa) was first described from two enigmatic skulls discovered in Incan pottery sculpted 400 years ago. Dug up by Hiram Bignham in 1912, the skulls were believed to belong to a species that went extinct even before Francisco Pizarro showed up in Peru with his motley army.

Yet, all that changed in 2009 when a park ranger, Roberto Quispe, found what was believed to be a living Machu Picchu arboreal chinchilla rat near the original archaeological site.”In Conservation Biology this type of rediscoveries is called the Lazarus effect,” writes a team of Mexican and Peruvian scientists in a press release, who years later sought to confirm Quispe’s discovery…

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photograph by Roberto Quispe

Watch it show up in pets at home in a couple decades.

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littleteashi:

The Unknown Dangers in the Future

literally just had a tug of war with one of my rats over a tube of paint. I’ve decided that they are just like having tiny tiny puppies.

notborntoblog:

just watched breaking dawn part 1&2 for the first time and I’m not gonna lie, my heart is feeling really warm. Mainly because it brings back the feelings I felt as a young teen reading the books (yes I was totally into them not gonna deny it) but also because it is a bit of a cute story in a weird sickly ridiculous way.

Also I’d just like to say both movies were way more brutal than I was expecting. What age rating were they??

(Source: naganohara)

just watched breaking dawn part 1&2 for the first time and I’m not gonna lie, my heart is feeling really warm. Mainly because it brings back the feelings I felt as a young teen reading the books (yes I was totally into them not gonna deny it) but also because it is a bit of a cute story in a weird sickly ridiculous way.

(Source: weissesrauschen, via blogjuice)

(Source: nokkasili, via zoe-ology)

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adriofthedead:

orbitaldropkick:

help

i have a horrible disease

look at this shit. just look at it. do normal people do this?

perhaps fullsize this??

your worldbuilding game is off the chain, dude. i love it.

(via nirdian)

Made a pouch for my new dice

Feel the wind blowing through my leg hair

powervalentines:

She be a fine vessel.

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