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Friday, November 10, 2017

Palaeontologists from the University of Portsmouth have discovered two new fossil teeth from the Cretaceous rocks of Dorset. They are from the branch of the mammal tree that led to modern mammals -- including humans. Their findings suggest the origin of modern mammals lies even earlier in geological history, as supported by previous fossil finds from China. The new fossils were found by an undergraduate student, Grant Smith. "Grant was sifting through small samples of earliest Cretaceous rocks collected on the coast of Dorset ... in the hope of finding some interesting remains," said Dr. Steven Sweetman, a research fellow at the university who led the research. Grant knew he had a mammal, but didn't realise he'd discovered something so special.

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"Unexpectedly he found not one, but two quite remarkable teeth."

Grant and his supervisor David Martill, the paper's co-authors, called on Sweetman to take a look and give his opinion. Sweetman recalls, "my jaw dropped! I realised straight away I was looking at remains of Early Cretaceous mammals."

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Told thee. Life on Earth began on Nibiru.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-09 09:07 PM | Reply

All this -------- about humans coming from monkeys!!!

We come from rodents yee naive turdballs.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-11-09 09:18 PM | Reply

So Trump's father wasn't an orangutan. He will be thrilled to find his grandfather's final resting spot.

i.dailymail.co.uk

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-11-09 09:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump-like mammal.

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-10 02:25 AM | Reply

Some of us evolved, the rest became RepubliKKKlans.

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-11-10 02:45 PM | Reply

Pretty cool. Must have been tough trying to survive being a little mammal running around during the cretaceous. We definitely were near the bottom of the food chain back then.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-10 03:53 PM | Reply

Do we have any resident bible thumpers who will dismiss these findings as simply a test of faith from god?

I mean we have people who still believe what trump says, so there must be people who still believe the old testament too right?

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-10 05:03 PM | Reply

Demi-rats?

#8 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-11-10 05:15 PM | Reply

Reraticans.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2017-11-10 05:39 PM | Reply

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