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Dinosaur Discoveries

Dinosaur Discoveries

First Ever Saber-Toothed Squirrel Remains Discovered in Argentina

Researchers made an unbelievable find last week in Argentina when they discovered a previously unknown species of saber-toothed squirrel, called Cronopio dentiacutus, similar to the ever-popular “Scrat” character from the “Ice Age” movies. The small animal, measuring no more than 6 inches long, was from the late Cretaceous period, making it the first creature of the Mesozoic era to ever be found in South America. The discovery uncovered two partial skulls and jaws of the creature, which, according to scientist Christian de Muizon from the Paris Museum of Natural History, “can be more relevant to [their] understanding of mammalian evolution and biogeography than hundreds of isolated teeth.”

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