Newly-discovered rat-like mammals might be the earliest ancestors of humans

Palaeontologists have uncovered the remains of some of humanity's oldest ancestors along the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast in the UK. The team found two teeth belonging to rat-like animals that date back 145 million years, meaning they're among the earliest creatures on our particular branch of the tree of life to have been discovered... Continue Reading Newly-discovered rat-like mammals might be the earliest ancestors of humans Category: Science Tags: Animals Dinosaurs Fossils Paleontology University of Portsmouth Related Articles: Ice Age bones discovered inside inescapable "black hole" Half-billion-year-old fossils were left by the earliest complex lifeforms Largest known Ichthyosaurus fossil identified and it's pregnant New "mega-carnivore" dinosaur species revealed in African fossil footprints

Newly-discovered rat-like mammals might be the earliest ancestors of humans

Palaeontologists have uncovered the remains of some of humanity's oldest ancestors along the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast in the UK. The team found two teeth belonging to rat-like animals ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Gizmag

145-million year-old mini mammals discovered at English beach

The earliest known placental species renews debate over the emergence of mammals. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Man's earliest ancestors discovered in southern England

Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset.

Tue 7 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Fossil of 'our earliest ancestors' found in Dorset

Teeth of the oldest mammals related to humans have been discovered on the Jurassic coast of Dorset.

Mon 6 Nov 17 from BBC News

These Rodent-Like Creatures Are the Earliest Known Ancestor of Humans, Whales and Shrews

The discovery of the little creatures, which lived about 145 million years ago, may push the evolution of this mammal group back dozens of millions of years, the researchers said.

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Livescience

This rat-like creature is the earliest ancestors of mankind

In a way, we're all the descendants of these rats.

Wed 8 Nov 17 from ZME Science

Fossils of Some of Our Oldest Mammal Ancestors Found

Wed 8 Nov 17 from National Geographic

Rats!? Fossils of mankind's earliest ancestor discovered in England

Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind — small rat-like creatures — have been discovered in England, a new study released Tuesday reports.        

Tue 7 Nov 17 from USA today

Fossils of oldest mammals related to humans are found

The two teeth, found by a student at Portsmouth University on exposed cliffs near Swanage, are from the earliest undisputed fossils of mammals belonging to the line that led to human beings. ...

Mon 6 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

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