Like its namesake, a fossil named after Bowie raises many questions

Brasilestes stardusti lived around 70 million years ago and was named after Ziggy Stardust, the singer's iconic persona. Description was based on a fossilized tooth. It's the 1st indication that placental mammals and dinosaurs co-existed in South America. For scientists, fossil features showed similarities with another pre-historic mammal found in India, suggesting both shared a common ancestral native from the Gondwana supercontinent.

Like its namesake, a fossil named after Bowie raises many questions

Ancient South American mammal co-existed with dinosaurs, had relatives in India. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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