Re: "New" large terrestrial animal

J. Moore (
Mon, 1 May 95 18:51:00 -0500

Jo> > New species are discovered all the time, including "large
Jo> > terrestrials."

Jo> I, among others, would appreciate an example of a "large
Jo> terrestrial" discovered in the previous two decades. And please, a new
Jo> species within an established genus doesn't count.

Jo> Joe Beaver

First let me say that "you know who's" statement is ludicrous, but,
as I mentioned in a previous reply to this, there is no good reason to
exclude "a new species within an established genus". Nor to exclude
"animals known to locals". Excluding either of those makes it possible
to say that no new large terrestrial species has been discovered for
hundreds of years. That statement would of course be as ludicrous in
its own way as the one you were replying to.

As for such an animal, however, there is the example of the
"pseudo-oryx", discovered (or "discovered";-) in SE Asia in 1992.
It was of course known to locals, but then what isn't?

Jim Moore (

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