Scientists discover new ancient otter species

The newly described species of otter, Siamogale melilutra, is estimated to be the size of a modern wolf, weighing approximately 110lbs and is one of the largest otter species ever discovered.

The skull was found in the Miocene lignite beds in the Yunnan Province of China, an area which is well-known for its diversity of fossils, including elephants, apes, birds and crocodiles.

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