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U of T team finds 1st tree-climbing animal

He was a pretty puny thing, this Suminia getmanovi. But today’s monkeys would probably worship the branches he walked on.

Some 51 centimetres from the end of his nose to the tip of his tail, he was a timid and furtive creature. But the early mammal precursor was groundbreaking in the most literal way some 260 million years ago, when he looked up from the late Paleozoic earth and … climbed a tree.

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