Wyly Wade

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Extremely strong shrew

A new hero emerges: another exceptional mammalian spine and its potential adaptive significance. The hero shrew, Scutisorex somereni (Soricomorpha: Soricidae), was discovered in equatorial Africa in 1910, but its most fascinating feature was not noted for another 7 years, when discovered a massive spine with interlocking bony tubercles that fortify the lumbar region and are the only bone-on-bone articulation known in…

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