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Fossil of World's Smallest Hedgehog Unearthed

You've heard of Sonic the Hedgehog, the video game character. But how about the half-pint hedgehog, the tiniest one that ever lived? Scientists on Tuesday described fossils from Canada of a hedgehog the size of a shrew - about two inches (5 cm) long - that lived 52 million years ago in a rainforest in northern British Columbia during an especially warm time on Earth. The creature, Silvacola acares, lived roughly 13 million years after an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and left...

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