Largest Rodent Ever Had Front Teeth Like Tusks, Died Out Some 2M Years Ago

February 4, 2015 8:59 PM

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Researchers believe they have discovered the largest rodent ever, though it died out some two million years ago.

According to BBC News, authors of a study published in the Journal of Anatomy said the Josephoartigasia monesi was the size of a bull and had tusk-like front teeth it used for several different purposes. They used a CT scan on its skull to perform computer simulations to determine how the rodent use...

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