Sunday, 15 February 2015

2 Jurassic Mini Mammal Species Discovered in China

by Megan Gannon, News Editor | February 12, 2015 03:35pm ET

Dinosaurs may have dominated the planet during the Jurassic Period, but they shared the landscape with little rodentlike creatures. Two new species of these pocket-size early mammals have been discovered in China — one was a horny-clawed tree-dweller, and the other was a tunnel-digger with shovel-like paws.

Researchers say these new specimens show that early mammals, though small, were surprisingly diverse.

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