Fossils of the oldest-known ancestors to mammals, including human beings, has been discovered in Dorset by undergraduate student Grant Smith whilst working on his dissertation.
His Jurassic Coast findings date back to 145 million years ago, where the small animal would scurry in the shadows of dinosaurs.
The rat-like creature had highly advanced teeth that allowed it to pierce, cut and crush through food and it’s suspected that the creature was a burrower and feasted upon insects.
Zoe Turner has more.
If you want to find out more about the fossil, they recently released a new journal full of their new findings here.