"This is one of the most exciting discoveries of my career," said Galen Rathbun, from the California Academy of Sciences, who helped to confirm the animal was new to science along with an international team of colleagues.
It is the first new species of elephant shrew discovered in 126 years. The BBC described it as looking like “ a cross between a miniature antelope and a small anteater.” Link -via the Presurfer
Update 2/1/08 by Alex - Conservation International has the photo gallery (and later in the week, a chat with one of the members of the expedition team) - Thanks Lindsay Walter-Cox!
i guess it *is* kind of like a mouse with a trunk...