Wednesday, 13 June 2018

'Monstrous' new Russian saber-tooth fossils clarify early evolution of mammal lineage



Date:  June 8, 2018
Source:  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Summary:
Fossils representing two new species of saber-toothed prehistoric predators have been described. These new species improve the scientists' understanding of an important interval in the early evolution of mammals -- a time, between mass extinctions, when the roles of certain carnivores changed drastically.

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