CISCO, Utah – A new mammal resembling a reptile was discovered in Cisco, Utah, and is changing the way scientists view history.
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It will be "Cifellidon Wahkarmakosuch." called. It is named after the paleontologist who found it, Richard Cifelli.
It's a 130 million- A centuries old skull showing that it had the size of a hare in the Mesozoic
Utah's paleontologist James Kirkland said while his skull was found in Utah, his teeth were found in North Africa means he wandered off the continental plane. It also means that the story of geologist Pangea is wrong. They said it happened 200 million years ago.
"These animals probably did not swim over oceans, these things were at least island hopping between these continents and show this connection," explained Kirkland. "That's really exciting, because the date was at least 15 million years younger than we thought compounds were in the Southern Hemisphere, and in fact we could have evidence that it's a little later."
Kirkland described the reptile mammal, the size of a rabbit with legs that suggested it was a burial mound.
"It would still have been egg but it would be covered with fur and had mammary glands to feed its young," said Kirkland.
He compared it to a platypus or spiny anteater species.
"Many of these things (the new mammal) were kept from rooting by dinosaurs," Kirkland said. "It's a huge animal (by its nature), it's about the size of a hare, for a Mesozoic mammal it's like Godzilla, this is a very large Mesozoic mammal."
When you see the new mammal You can visit it at the Natural History Museum of Utah at Past Worlds Gallery.