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Giant extinct rodent was all brawn and little brain

Artistic reconstruction of N. Acreensis (by Márcio L. Castro).

The now-extinct Neoepiblema acreensis (artist’s impression) is one of the largest rodents ever to have lived in South America, but its brain was minuscule for its size. Credit: J. D. Ferreira et al./Biol. Lett. (CC BY 4.0)

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Nature 578, 340 (2020)




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