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A rat for Christina - UMaine Today Feature Stories
In 2011 while Alessio Mortelliti was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Sapienza University of Rome, he conducted an inventory of the small mammals found in the Mekongga Mountains of Sulawesi, Indonesia. During his expedition, Mortelliti discovered a new rodent species. Margaretamys christinae, named after Mortelliti’s wife Christina, is a type of rat. “Some people …