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A Wolf-Sized Otter Hunted in the Shallow Waters of Ancient China

The 6.2-million-year-old beast is among the largest otter species on record, say researchers in a new study.

Published On 01/24/2017
2:51 PM EST
Because the skull was flattened like a pancake, researchers did a computed tomography (CT) scan of the fossil. Each color in this digital scan represents an individual fragment. Credit: Stuart C. White
The skull is like that of an otter, but the teeth are like those of a badger. Credit: Xiaoming Wang