Endangered venomous mammal predates dinosaurs’ extinction, study confirms

Posted by on May 2, 2016 5:15 pm
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Biologists have completely sequenced the mitochondrial genome for the Hispaniolan solenodon, filling in the last major branch of placental mammals on the tree of life. The study confirmed that the venomous mammal diverged from all other living mammals 78 million years ago, long before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs.

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