In February, I posted about a new species of monkey discovered in Asia in 2010 which was denied further study because the only known animal was killed and eaten. I juxtaposed that with an oddly prescient article from The Onion because I think I’m all clever and shit.
Well, since then, more have been found! Jeanna Bryner on LiveScience:
A group of monkeys whose nostrils are so upturned they are said to sneeze audibly when it rains has been discovered in China, say researchers, who have now snapped the first photographic evidence of the snub-nosed monkeys there.
At the time, scientists thought the species was limited to the Kachin state of northeastern Myanmar.
The new discovery of the monkey, called “mey nwoah” in local dialects (or “monkey with an upturned face”), suggests its range extends into China.