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Fossil Shelved for a Century Reworks Carnivore Family Tree


December 22, 2009

an early carnivore More than a hundred years after its discovery, the limbs and vertebrae of a fossil have been pulled off the shelf at the American Museum of Natural History to revise the view of early carnivore life-styles.  Early carnivores had been considered arboreal in their early evolutionary history, but the recently studied skeleton suggests that some early carnivores were built to walk on the ground, at least part of the time. Full Story

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