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UF Scientists Name New Ancient Camels From Panama Canal Excavation

February 29, 2012

jaw fossil The discovery of two new extinct camel species by University of Florida scientists sheds new light on the history of the tropics, a region containing more than half the world's biodiversity and some of its most important ecosystems. Full Story

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