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Earliest-Known Winged Mammal Relatives Discovered In China

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These 160-million-year-old fossils are the oldest known examples of mammal relatives with the ability to glide. They're from an extinct lineage with no relationship to modern gliders.

(Image credit: (Reconstruction by April I. Neander/UChicago).)