Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Spiny Robber

The Spiny Robber has a scientific name - Spinolestes xenarthrosus. It is a fossil whose remains are estimated to be 125 million years old. That is 60 million years older than any other mammal found with soft tissues preserved. Its fur, skin and organs are still visible today. It looks like and is about the same size as a rat.

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