Wyoming wonder: Tiniest mammal ever?
Paleontologists have uncovered the jawbone of a 53-million-year-old mammal that weighed no more than a dollar bill.
Bloch, J.I. 1998. Paleocene-Eocene microvertebrates in freshwater limestones of the Clarks Fork Basin, Wyoming. Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. October. Snowbird, Utah.
Bloch, J.I., K.D. Rose, and P.D. Gingerich. 1998. New species of batodonoides (lipotyphla, geolabididae) from the early Eocene of Wyoming: Smallest known mammal? Journal of Mammalogy 79:804.
Jonathan I. Block
University of Michigan
Museum of Paleontology
Department of Geological Sciences
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 16, October 17, 1998,
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