A 74-million year-old fossil of a Velociraptor and Protoceratop engaged in a desperate struggle before they were ab- pic.twitter.com/FQZbC1Fqpw— Renaissance irl (@renaissance_irl) August 3, 2016
In a dig near Torres Paine National Park, a rural region of Patagonia famous for its glacier-capped Andean spirals and cool ocean waters, scientists uncovered the small teeth that belonged to the species called Magallanodon baikashkenke.
According to an article published in the Natural History Museum bulletin of Chile, the small mammal lived in southern Patagonia in the late Cretaceous period with dinosaurs, crocodiles, turtles, and birds.
not dinosaur fossils, but perhaps extinct mammal skulls from Miocene, such as giraffes or whales, plus features from living animals, birds, reptiles, and the Monster of t Troy even has insect-like antennae pic.twitter.com/JUiaYVhrv6— Adrienne Mayor (@amayor) June 1, 2020
It is the most south record of a group of long-extinct early mammals, which coexisted with dinosaurs, called Gondwanatheria.
"The strangest teeth I have personally ever seen": ancient reptile had mammal-like tooth enamel, paleontologists find: https://t.co/jocwGKdJic #UAlberta #paleontology #fossils pic.twitter.com/w1RLuzlctw— folio (@folioUAlberta) May 6, 2020
According to the Chilean Institute, gondwanatheria from the Cretaceous era is extremely rare , especially in this part of South America.
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