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But they're a bit fuzzy on the facts...




*** Earliest furry creatures found in ancient dung

The discovery of furry remains in ancient deposits of animal dung
indicate that mammals started growing hair millions of years earlier
than scientists thought, researchers reported Wednesday. Scientists
said they found the evidence in 60-million-year-old fossilized
excrement in China's Inner Mongolia region. The deposit contained
hundreds of bits of animal dung and also regurgitated pellets
resembling those coughed up by modern birds of prey. The impressions
of hair were preserved in red clay. For the full text story, see
http://www.merc.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=1608352-185