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Two new species of mammal-like, burrowing animals are discovered that lived in China 120 million years ago and had spiky claws designed for 'scratch digging'

Two new species of mammal-like, burrowing animals are discovered that lived in China 120 million years ago and had spiky claws designed for 'scratch digging'

Scientists have discovered two new species of burrowing animals that lived in northeastern China 120 million years ago. Skeletal remains of the species, called Fossiomanus sinensis and Jueconodon chenispiky, reveal they had claws designed for 'scratch digging' – a technique to create tunnels using the claws of the forelimbs. Experts at...

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