Oldest Known Fur Seal Fills In Evolutionary Gap, Named 'Dawn Of The Sea Lion'

February 13, 2015 10:49 PM

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Researchers discovered the remains of the oldest-known fur seal, and the finding provides a missing link in the evolutionary chain.

The discovery resolves a more than five million-year gap in the known evolutionary history of fur seals and sea lions, the University of Otago reported. The researchers named the new species Eotaria crypta, which means "dawn of the sea lion."

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