Monday, August 21, 2006

 

First fossil of ancient mammal found in Costa Rica

San Jose (AFP) - Costa Rican scientists discovered what they said was a fossil belonging to an amphibious mammal that was previously unknown to the tropics, a local newspaper reported.

Fossilized teeth of Desmostylus hesperus (Miocene Sea Cow), a long-extinct mammal, have turned up in California and Japan, but never before in a tropical country such as Costa Rica, they told the San Jose daily.
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