Earliest record of beaver found in Oregon
Published on September 20th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks0
An archaeologist discovered two fossil teeth on the boundary of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument near Dayville that represent the earliest record of a beaver in North America.
The molar and premolar -- back teeth -- were below an ash layer from an ancient volcanic explosion that scientists say dates to about 7 million to 7.3 million years ago.[tweetmeme][Full story] Story: Richard Cockle, The Oregonian | Photo: sizedreamstime/Marianne Rouwendal-Tollenaar