Half-Pound Furry-Tailed Bug-Eater Was Ancient Human Ancestor

Half-Pound Furry-Tailed Bug-Eater Was Ancient Human Ancestor

AMNH/S. Goldberg, M. Novacek.

This shrew-sized Cretaceous-age animal, Ukhaatherium nessovi, which was uncovered in 1994 in the Gobi Desert by the Mongolian Academy and the American Museum of Natural History, is one of the many mammals used in the recent mammal tree-of-life study.