Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Ancient Marsupial Relative May Have Eaten Little Dinosaurs

Ancient Marsupial Relative May Have Eaten Little Dinosaurs

An ancient mammal the size of a badger may have used its bone-crushing canines and powerful bite to take down little dinosaurs, researchers have found. In fact, the little guy could chomp down with more force, pound for pound, than any other mammal on record. The creature (Didelphodon vorax), an early marsupial relative, lived during the last few million years of the Mesozoic, or dinosaur age, in what is now present-day Montana and North Dakota, the researchers said.

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