Vivid biofluorescence discovered in the nocturnal Springhare (Pedetidae). This is the first documented biofluorescence of an Old World placental mammal.
"Springhares are predominantly solitary and tend to forage in more open areas with sparse vegetation and, therefore, have greater exposure to predators due to the lack of cover or group vigilance. Thus, we hypothesize that the patchiness of biofluorescence in springhares could function as a camouflage of sorts, but this would depend on the UV sensitivity of their predators."
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