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The Mammal Hothouse

Professor Richard Fortey investigates the remains of an ancient volcanic lake in Germany where stunningly well-preserved fossils of early mammals, giant insects and even perhaps our oldest known ancestor have been found.

Among the amazing finds are bats as advanced and sophisticated as anything living today, more than 50-million-years-later; dog-sized 'Dawn' horses, the ancestor of the modern horse; and giant ants as large as hummingbirds.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 3 Sep 2017 02:40


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Fortey
Series ProducerShaun Trevisick
Executive ProducerBill Locke
Executive ProducerPeter Lovering
DirectorSebastian Duthy

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