An ancestor of the rabbit connects Europe and Asia

The species Amphilagus tomidai was recently discovered—an ancestor of the rabbit which lived in present-day Siberia during the Miocene, about 14 million years ago. The discovery of this mammal, belonging to a family which was thought to only exist in Europe, reveals that the two continents were connected free of natural barriers due to the disappearance of the ancient Paratethys Sea. —> Read More