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Identification of a new species of marine mammal has intensified the rare animal’s brief mysterious journey through prehistoric time.
A big, hippo-sized animal with a long snout and tusks — the new species is a marine mammal belonging to the order Desmostylia. But unlike other marine mammals alive today — such as whales, seals and sea cows — desmostylians went totally extinct. Continue reading