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Saber Toothed squirrel found




Just like the character in the "Ice Age" movies.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/saber-toothed-squirrel-fossil-found-argentina-14875603#.TrLz5LJnSzk

Fossils of a tiny and previously unknown saber-toothed, squirrel-like creature have been discovered in Argentina, providing new clues to how small mammals lived among dinosaurs more than 93 million years ago, scientists said Thursday.

Cronopio dentiacutus had extremely long teeth, a narrow snout and large eye sockets, meaning it probably moved around at night to be able to survive among huge carnivorous beasts in the late Cretaceous period, according to the team that discovered the fossil in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro



http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v479/n7371/full/nature10591.html

Highly specialized mammalian skulls from the Late Cretaceous of South America