CEB Committe on Evolutionary Biology

Zhe-Xi Luo interviewed by National Geographic

An illustration of Rugosodon eurasiaticus in its nocturnal environment. Illustration by April Isch

National Geographic recently interviewed CEB faculty member Zhe-Xi Luo on his group’s recent discovery of Rugosodon eurasiaticus, a rodent-like mammal that lived during the late Jurassic. This new fossil, which was reported earlier this month in Science (click here to read the article), is important because it the earliest known member of the multituberculate group, a group of rodent-like mammals known for having the longest fossil history of any mammal lineage, at approximately one hundred and twenty million years. Click here to read the interview.