African spiny mice discovered to have armor-like bones beneath their skin
The mice were found to possess osteoderms, bone structures resembling armadillos, challenging our understanding of mammalian adaptations.
| May 24, 2023 10:00 AM EST
Created: May 24, 2023 10:00 AM EST
Spiny mice create boney plates under their tail skin called osteoderms, which come off when the animal is assaulted and allow them to flee.