The Brain Scoop: The Hero Shrew
We are so lucky to have a wonderful research staff here at The Field Museum. It’s not uncommon for me to ask someone what they’re working on, and for the casual response to be, “oh, we’re describing a new species. Want to see it?!” That is exactly what inspired today’s episode. Bill Stanley showed me this previously undescribed hero shrew anomaly back in April, before it was ever published in a scientific journal. It’s amazing discoveries like Thor’s hero shrew that make me so glad I can use The Brain Scoop to share these fascinating scientific contributions with the rest of the world!
Check out more photos of all of the shrew examples in these previous posts here!