Fossil otter discovery in Mexico

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This video says about itself:

28 February 2017

Researchers have uncovered the remains of a giant otter in China that when alive would have been comparable to the size of a wolf.

The fossils belong to a new species of ancient otter, known as Siamogale melilutra, that lived in freshwater lakes around 6 million years ago.

From the University at Buffalo in the USA:

Ancient otter tooth found in Mexico suggests mammals migrated across America

June 14, 2017

Summary: An ancient otter tooth recently discovered in Mexico suggests certain mammals migrated across America during the Miocene geologic epoch, roughly 23 million to 5.3 million years ago. The new hypothesized route questions other theories such as migrations above Canada and through Panama, and has implications for a much larger biologic event — the Great American Biotic Interchange, when land bridges were formed and animals dispersed to and from North America…

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