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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mammal-like reptile survived much longer than thought

Summary:
Researchers have uncovered dozens of fossilized teeth in Kuwajima, Japan, and identified this as a new species of tritylodontid, an animal family that links the evolution of mammals from reptiles. The finding suggests that tritylodontids co-existed with some of the earliest mammal species for millions of years, overturning beliefs that mammals wiped out mammal-like reptiles soon after they emerged.


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160425112655.htm

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