9 Feb

If this discovery stays afloat it will drive evangelicals into a frenzy. Imagine that cute little fury creature as being made in His image. 

Say hello to your greatest grandparent. Cute, furry, long-tailed and with a penchant for insects – it sounds like something we would keep as a pet rather than be related to. But it seems that such a creature was the last shared ancestor of placental mammals – a group including all living mammals apart from marsupials and those that lay eggs.


Hypothetical ancestor still has teeth <i>(Image courtesy of Carl Buell)</i>



Meet our earliest common mammalian ancestor – life – 07 February 2013 – New Scientist


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