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Tiny mammals once scavenged meat from giant dinosaur carcasses


Early mammals appear to have scavenged on gigantic sauropod dinosaurs

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The first mammals have been small and elusive, however that didn’t cease them chowing down on dinosaur meat. A bone fragment from a giant dinosaur has chunk marks that would solely have been made by small mammals, which most likely scavenged the carcass.

“This is the earliest direct evidence for mammalian feeding behaviour,” says Felix Augustin on the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany.

The bone fragment got here from the lengthy neck of a sauropod dinosaur, which lived in what’s now China within the late …

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