Skull of two million year-old giant dormouse reconstructed

ScienceDaily | Jul 9, 2020 at 8:36 PM
  • In a new study, the student from Hull York Medical School, has digitally pieced together fossilised fragments from five giant dormouse skulls to reconstruct the first known complete skull of the species.
  • The researchers estimate that the enormous long-extinct rodent was roughly the size of a cat, making it the largest species of dormouse ever identified.
  • The digitally reconstructed skull is 10 cm long — the length of the entire body and tail of many types of modern dormouse.