Ancient burrows | Science News



Support credible science journalism.

Subscribe to Science News today.


Ancient burrows

A four-legged, mammal-like reptile dug a lair in the Antarctic soil between 280 and 235 million years ago

4:35pm, June 9, 2008

Triassic-era sediments reveal that a four-legged animal — a reptile of the type from which modern-day mammals evolved — once burrowed in Antarctic soils. The findings, reported in the June Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, are the first to show that such a creature lived so close to the poles during that time period.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join the Society today or Log in.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content