Mammal ancestors looked like chubby lizards with short heads and had a hippo-like lifestyle

An animal that lived before the dinosaurs looked like a rotten lizard with a very small head and a hippo-like semiaquatic lifestyle, according to fossils recently excavated in France.

The amphibian animal, which represents a previously unknown genus and species of mammal ancestor, measured about 12 feet (4 meters) long, researchers reported in the October issue of the journal. paleo vertebrates, Published online in July. they dubbed the new species leliudorhynchus filthy, It lived about 265 million years ago Wonder Supercontinent, just before the era of the dinosaurs.

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