Thursday, February 23, 2006

A New Jurassic Mammal - Castorocauda lutrasimilis

Cool story. A semi-aquatic mammal fossil 100 million years older than previously thought to exist.

"The new animal is not related to modern beavers or otters but has features similar to them. Thus the researchers named it Castorocauda lutrasimilis. Castoro from the Latin for beaver, cauda for tail, lutra for river otter and similis meaning similar."


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