Proteins Explain Mystery Behind Darwin's 'Strange Animals'

March 19, 2015 2:58 PM

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Darwin's strangest animals have now been placed in the biological family tree, after more than 180 years of disagreement over their relationships to other species.

One of the creatures, in the genus Toxodon, has the body of a rhinoceros and the head of a hippopotamus. Macrauchenia, the other of Darwin's strangest animals, was similar to a horse, with an exceptionally long snout similar to that of anteaters. This new study concluded that these species are desce...

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