Zalambdalestes, the Lambda-Like Robber

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(image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zalambdalestes)

Host Matthew Donald and guest co-host Christina Eilert discuss Zalambdalestes, a furry little hopper with a long snout and a rat tail, like if a rabbit and a rat had a baby; a rabbrat, if you will. From the Late Cretaceous, this 7-inch eutherian mammal lived alongside Velociraptor and Protoceratops, meaning it was witness to that event where those two dinosaurs died mid-combat and got fossilized together. Why didn’t it try and save them, huh? I’m on to you, you little rabbrat.

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