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RE: Tiny Jurassic mammal



I suspect you mean 13 millimeters.  It's a neat article!

Lauri L. Bartlema
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Hecht [mailto:jhecht@world.std.com]
Sent: Thursday May 24, 2001 2:05 PM
To: Dinosaur mailing list; vrtpaleo@usc.edu
Subject: Tiny Jurassic mammal


New Scientist has a story on its web site (www.newscientist.com) on a 
tiny fossil from 195 million years ago, desribed in tomorrow's 
Science, which may be an ancestral mammal, and was certainly close to 
the main line of mammalian evolution. Its skull measured just 13 
centimeters, and its weight was estimated at 2 grams -- smaller than 
the modern 2.5 gram least shrew.
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