New fossil find reveals tiny hedgehog the size of your thumb

July 9, 2014 5:48 PM

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Researchers in British Columbia have unearthed a 52 million year old fossil of the smallest hedgehog known to science.

The animal was fully grown when it died, and just two inches long -- about the length of your thumb. The research team named it Silvacola acares, which means "tiny forest dweller."

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