Fossils of 7 giant rat species discovered in East Timor

Q.  Archaeologists have discovered fossils of which dog sized rodent in East Timor on November 8, 2015?
- Published on 09 Nov 15

a. Rat
b. Gerbil
c. Mongoose
d. Mouse

ANSWER: Rat
 
Scientists have discovered the biggest rat fossils ever in east Timor. Some of these fossils weigh as much as the size of a small dog. Humans inhabited this area around 46,000 years ago and fed on these mega fauna known to be the largest species of rat ever discovered.

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