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From unknown to beardog: Findings rescue fossils from 'trashbin' genus

(University at Buffalo) A new study published today in Royal Society Open Science and based on improved phylogenetic analysis and advanced computed tomography (CT) scanning identifies two fossils previously thought to be generic carnivorans as some of the earliest known members of the beardog family.
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