Friday, June 16, 2006
The first pictures showing a live specimen of a rodent species once thought to have been extinct for 11 million years have been taken by a retired Florida State University professor and a Thai wildlife biologist.
The "living fossil," looks like a small squirrel or tree shrew.
Scientists have nicknamed it the Laotian rock rat. The creature is not really a rat but a member of a rodent family once known only from fossils.
Another "living fossil" found.
I love stories like this and can't wait until they find a living dinosaur.