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This Rat Is Your Super Great Grandfather

Meet Juramaia sinensis!

Last week scientist in China discovered rodent-like creature that they believe all humans (not just John Gosselin) evolved from.

Why this over any other animal? Aside for the striking resemblance (lolz), the Juramaia is oldest fossil ever of a placentals –- animals that give birth to live young (aka us).

"Juramaia is either a great-grand-aunt or a great-grandmother of all placental mammals that are thriving today,"

palaeontologist Dr Zhe-Xi Luo, of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, told Nature magazine.

We think they're kinda cute!

[image via National]

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