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Earlier than thought files: 160 million-year-old placental mammal

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Jonathan Amos tells us, โ€œFossil redefines mammal historyโ€ (BBC News , August 25, 2011)

DNA investigations had indicated that eutherians should have been in existence much earlier than the previous oldest-known eutherian fossil – a creature called Eomaia, which lived about 125 million years ago.

Juramaia’s appearance in the Jurassic Period of Earth history would appear to corroborate what the genetics has been saying.

See also: Whale skull asymmetry for earlier than thought

So when does evolution ever happen? Weโ€™ve been waiting a long time out here, for the show to start.

One Reply to “Earlier than thought files: 160 million-year-old placental mammal

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    Blue_Savannah says:

    “So when does evolution ever happen? Weโ€™ve been waiting a long time out here, for the show to start.

    Slam dunk!

    Cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰

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