Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Fossilized ‘Hedgehog-like’ Creature May Be Earliest Mammal

A recently discovered fossil of a hedgehog-like creature may push back the date at which scientists believe mammals began to appear on Earth by more than 60 million years. The 125-million-year-old fossil, which was found in Spain, has what researchers say is the “earliest record of preserved mammalian hair structures and inner organs.” The creature, which has been named Spinolestes xenarthrosus, is “remarkably intact” complete with guard hairs and hedgehog-like spines. The fossil...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter