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These Mole-Like Critters Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs – Gizmodo Australia

Before an asteroid completely changed the course of Earth’s evolutionary trajectory, the world was filled with scaled and feathered dinosaurs, web-winged pterosaurs,…

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Before an asteroid completely changed the course of Earths evolutionary trajectory, the world was filled with scaled and feathered dinosaurs, web-winged pterosaurs, and, as a new study describes, precursors to modern mammals that eked out existence in burrows they dug into the Cretaceous soil.
The paper details two newly identified species: the reptilian Fossiomanus sinensis and the mammalian Jueconodon cheni, both dating to roughly 120 million years ago in what is today northeastern China. The…

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