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NEWS:Mini-mouse opens a fossil frontier

Mini-mouse opens a fossil frontier
               Coin-sized animal may have set stage for brainy mammals


               WASHINGTON, May 24 ?  A mouselike animal that
               lived 195 million years ago had a body so tiny that
               it could have curled up on a half dollar. But
               researchers say the wee mammal may have been
               the ancestor of us all. A fossil of the animal?s skull
               was found in China and scientists have identified
               it as a previously unknown species that had a
               proportionately bigger brain and more complex
               skull structure than other mammals of the era.

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