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Press Release 07-161

Paleontologists Discover Ancient Jurassic Mammal with New Type of Teeth

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The new Jurassic mammal is portrayed foraging among ginkgo leaves on the shore of a shallow lake.

The new Jurassic mammal had strong limb bones, likely for digging, and could feed on insects and plants. Here it's portrayed as foraging among ginkgo leaves and the scattered shells of arthropods on the shore of a shallow freshwater lake.

Credit: Mark A. Klingler, Carnegie Museum of Natural History


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