World's smallest squirrel discovered in Indonesia forest
Jakarta : Indonesian scientists have found the world's smallest squirrel in the country's Borneo rain forest, authorities revealed on Monday.
The Bormean pigmy squirrel or exilisciurus exilis was found in Meratus mountain of South Kalimantan province, Xinhua news agency quoted a senior scientist as saying.
Watch: Virsaviya Borun - the girl whose heart beats outside her body
"One of surprising things is the fact that there is a unique and endangered species, the smallest squirrel in the world in Meratus mountain."
The species, found on September 16 during an expedition, is 73 mm long and weighs about 17 grams.
5.7 million years old human-like footprints found in Greece
"This type of species lives across Borneo island, especially the area with height of over 1,000 metres above sea surface," the scientist added.