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History’s Most Successful Mammal Unearthed in China

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History’s Most Successful Mammal Unearthed in China (VIDEO)

Found in China, the fossil is of an early miltituberculate, a lineage of rodent-like mammals that proliferated for approximately 120 million year.

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