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Fossil of a walking seal found

Remains of a previously unknown mammal could represent a missing link in pinniped evolution

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1:10pm, April 22, 2009

A fossilized skeleton of what researchers are calling a walking seal has been uncovered in the Canadian Arctic. The remains of this previously unknown mammal could shed light on the evolution of pinnipeds, the group that includes seals, sea lions and walruses, researchers report in the April 23 Nature.

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