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Very Rare Discovery: tumor found in 255-million-year-old beast

A handout image of a CT scan of the front half of a lower jawbone of a saber-toothed mammal-like beast that prowled Tanzania 255 million years ago. Bone is shown in red and teeth are in blue. This is not … Continue reading

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Fossilized evidence of a tumor in a 255-million-year-old mammal forerunner

An extinct mammal relative harbored a benign tumor made up of miniature, tooth-like structures, paleontologists report. The tumor, a compound odontoma, is common to mammals today. But this animal lived 255 million years ago, before mammals even existed. Paleontology News … Continue reading

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