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."