Revealed: 38-million-year-old fossils of BEARDOGS shed new light on the evolution of canines
Paleontologists have uncovered two important 'beardog' fossils that were hiding in plain sight in a museum's collection.
While some of their descendants were large and bear-like, the newly classified specimens are the size of Chihuahua dogs.
The beardogs in the study are not a new species, but until now, researchers weren't exactly sure how to classify them.
HOW WERE THEY FOUND? Researcher Susumu Tomiya stumbled across an unusual beardog specimen while exploring the collections having recently started working at the Chicago museum.
After noticing distinctive features on the teeth, he... read more
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