FOSSIL FOUND OF “HIPPO-LIKE” IN PANAMA CANAL
The new mammal species researchers described is an anthracothere, Arretotherium meridionale, an even-toed hooved mammal previously thought to be related to living hippos and intensively studied on the basis of its hypothetical relationship with whales.
About the size of a cow, the mammal would have lived in a semi-aquatic environment in Central America
“With the evolution of new terrestrial corridors like this peninsula connecting North America with Central America, this is one of the most amazing examples of the different kind of paths land animals can take (…) Somehow this anthracothere is similar to anthracotheres from other continents like northern Africa and northeastern Asia.” Say Aldo Rinco, student at U of Florida.
via Futurity Imagen credit Jeff Gage
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