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Prehistoric hippo teeth shed new light on behavior of Arctic animals

Prehistoric hippo teeth found on Ellesmere Island in Canada sheds new light on the diets and movement of post-Dinosaur Arctic animals.

An analysis of the 53-million-year-old fossilized teeth of huge, hippo-like animals found on Canada’s once-temperate Ellesmere Island has produced what scientists are calling a “smoking gun” discovery about the migration and evolution of large mammals in ancient North America.

Researchers have long known that Canada’s northernmost Arctic islands were once relatively warm, lush environments inhabited by alligators and other creatures associated today with southerly latitudes.

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