Thursday, February 23, 2006

Those early suckers

Fossil Overturns Ideas of Jurassic Mammals

The discovery of a furry, beaver-like animal that lived at the time of dinosaurs has overturned more than a century of scientific thinking about Jurassic mammals.

The find shows that the ecological role of mammals in the time of dinosaurs was far greater than previously thought, said Zhe-Xi Luo, curator of vertebrate paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh.

These things suck.


anantha said...

Isn't that a beaver? Ya, i know that Jurrasic creature was "beaver like"! :p

Ishwar said...

aNti, jurassic mammals were burrowing land-based suckers, or so people thought. that they suck under water too was a revelation :P