Researchers discover 74-million-year-old mammal

This mammal roamed the Earth 74 million years ago

Researchers in Chile have uncovered a fossilized jawbone with five teeth

which belonged to a species called Orretherium tzen

The skunk-like mammal inhabited southern Patagonia alongside dinosaurs

Source: Natural History Museum of Chile

PALEONTOLOGIST WHO PARTICIPATED IN DIG, SERGIO SOTO, SAYING: "More than anything else, this and other discoveries will also allow us to know about the future. I believe this is revealing the enormous potential of palaeontology in the southernmost part of Chile, and that will probably be in a scientific region because we are finding things we did not expect to find. And that will help us to answer many questions that we have had for a long time about dinosaurs, mammals and other things that we are finding."