Calede discovers new now-extinct species of horned rodent

June 11, 2020

Calede discovers new now-extinct species of horned rodent

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A new study by Jonathan Calede, EEOB Assistant Professor, has uncovered a new species of rodent with horns that lived in Nebraska during the Miocene epoch. His paper, published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, helps refine scientists' understanding of the evolution of this family of rodents and supports the idea that the horns function as a defense against predators.