Fossils dating back 145 million years have been discovered in cliffs on the Dorset coast , making the extinct shrew-like creatures the oldest- known ancestors of most living mammals.
The tiny, mouse like creatures were thought to have ventured out at night and scamper at the feet of dinosaurs. The teeth belonging to the creatures, unearthed in southern England, were highly advanced, of a type that can pierce, cut and crush food.
Sam Scriven – programme manager in charge of heritage and conservation at the Jurassic Coast Trust spoke to Elliott Beddoe about the recent discovery in an interview for Buzz News. Litsten below: