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Experts: Two New Species of Mammal-like Burrowing Ancestors Have Been Discovered – Nature World News

Scientists have discovered two new species of burrowing animals that are mammal-like, and they existed about 120 million years ago in what is presently northeastern…

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Scientists have discovered two new species of burrowing animals that are mammal-like, and they existed about 120 million years ago in what is presently northeastern China. The new species are related distantly but independently develop traits to assist their digging lifestyle. They are representatives of the first ‘scratch-diggers’ found in this ecosystem.
Reason Animals Dig into the Soil
Jin Meng, lead author and also a curator in the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Paleontology…

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