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Fossils of Forest Rodents Found in Highland Desert

August 4, 2011

image of two rodents Two new rodent fossils were discovered in the arid highlands of southern Bolivia by researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Universidad Autonoma Tomas Frias. An online article in the Journal of Mammalian Evolution describes the new species, a possible third, and two known species that are new inhabitants to that location. Full Story

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