Thursday, October 08, 2015

48-million-year-old horse-like fetus from Messel, Germany

Description of a Well Preserved Fetus of the European Eocene Equoid Eurohippus messelensis. 2015. PLoS ONE 10(10):e0137985.

Skeleton of a mare of Eurohippus messelensis is shown with fetus (white ellipse). The specimen was discovered and excavated by a team in Frankfurt. Shoulder height ca. ~30 cm; scale = 10 cm. Credit: Franzen et al. Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut Frankfurt, Sven Tränkner

Read more at: Phys Org.