Weird Skull Reveals Ancient Behemoth Mammal

November 5, 2014 6:54 PM

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During the dinosaur age most mammals were puny, generally weighing less than a pound. Now a bizarre fossil skull from Madagascar has revealed a comparative giant, one that clocked in at maybe 20 pounds.

"It was a monster," said David Krause of Stony Brook University in New York, who led the discovery team. "It looks like a big groundhog."

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