Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Australopicus nelsonmandelai

A woodpecker species whose remains were unearthed by scientists at the Langebaanweg fossil site on South Africa's south-west coast, have named it Australopicus nelsonmandelai in honour of Nelson Mandela. It is the oldest type ever found on the African continent. See here:
http://phys.org/news/2012-07-woodpecker-fossil-mandela-eve-birthday.html#jCp

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