Friday, February 24, 2006

 

'Jurassic Beaver' find stuns experts

New Scientist Breaking News - 'Jurassic Beaver' find stuns experts: "The discovery of a new, remarkably preserved fossil of a beaver-like mammal that lived 164 million years ago is shaking palaeontologists' understanding of early mammals.

Looking as if it was put together from pieces of platypus, river otter, and beaver, the creature was nearly half a metre long and weighed about half a kilogram. This makes it the largest of its kind ever found in the Jurassic Period, from 200 million to 145 million years ago."

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