One-Ton Rodent Discovered in South America

A 1-ton rodent has been discovered by scientists in Uruguay. But there is no need to worry, Josephoartigasia monesi is around 2 million years old and fossilized. J. monesi's skull, a whopping 53 centimeters long, was discovered in a broken boulder on the coast of Uruguay by Andrés Rinderknecht of the National Museum of Natural History and Anthropology, and Ernesto Blanco of the Institute of Physics, both in Montevideo. By comparing the skull's dimensions to the body sizes of existing...Full Story
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