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News Coverage of “Vintana” Discovery Goes Global

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Dr. David Krause and his Stony Brook research team are investigating Vintana, the 66–70 million-year-old groundhog-like creature found in Madagascar. From left: Simone Hoffmann, Department of Anatomical Sciences; James Rossie, Department of Anthropology; Joseph Groenke (holding the model head sculpture of Vintana), and Erik Seiffert, both of the Department of Anatomical Sciences. The sculpture of Vintana is now displayed in the Stony Brook University Hospital lobby, alongside other fossil finds from Madagascar previously discovered by Dr. Krause  and the Stony Brook team. 

News coverage about the discovery of a new fossil mammal by Stony Brook University paleontologist and Distinguished Professor Dr. David Krause and his team has gone global. The discovery of Vintana, published on Nov. 5 in the journal Nature, has grabbed headlines and captivated the news media from around the world.

A sculpture of Vintana, was unveiled in the Stony Brook University Hospital Lobby on November 5. It is displayed alongside other fossil finds from Madagascar previously discovered by Dr. Krause and the Stony Brook team.

Media coverage as of November 6, 2014

AP Weird skull from Madagascar reveals ancient mammal

New York Times Madagascar Fossil Offers Clues in Evolution of Mammals

National Geographic Fossil From Dinosaur Era Reveals Big Mammal With Super Senses

United Press International Fossil in Madagascar offers clues to evolution of early mammals

Reuters Ancient critter from Madagascar rewrites early mammalian history

The Guardian Prehistoric ‘groundhog’ identified by scientists

Newsday Discovery of 'bizarre' furry creature throws a curve at mammal development, Stony Brook scientist says

Discovery News Toothy Mammal Named 'Luck' Coexisted with Dinosaurs 
My Fox Ny Weird skull from Madagascar reveals ancient mammal  (Stony Brook University)

Yahoo Prehistoric groundhog gets its day

Globe and Mail Super-beaver? Ancient groundhog-like animal rewrites mammalian history

MSN Skull reveals large mammal that lived among dinosaurs: ‘It was a monster’ 
ABC News Weird Skull Reveals Ancient Behemoth Mammal

Science Daily Giant groundhog-like creature: Newly discovered fossil is a clue to early mammalian evolution

National Science Foundation Scientists discover fossil of bizarre groundhog-like mammal on Madagascar

NBC News Fossil Skull Reveals Monster Mammal From Madagascar

The Star Skull reveals large mammal that lived among dinosaurs: ‘It was a monster’

Yahoo News Canada From the dinosaur age, a time of puny mammals, weird skull reveals a comparative behemoth

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Carnegie museum expert plays role in discovery of new dinosaur-era mammal

Metro Fossil skull solves longstanding mystery about evolution

Courier Islander From the dinosaur age, a time of puny mammals, weird skull reveals a comparative behemoth

Press News Madagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolution

Laboratory Equipment Fossil Sheds Light on Mammalian Evolution

New Europe From the dinosaur age, a time of puny mammals, weird skull reveals a comparative behemoth

Buzz Feed A Skull Found In Madagascar Solves A Longstanding Mystery About Evolution 
Yahoo News UK & Ireland Prehistoric groundhog gets its day 
Value Walk Madagascar Mammal Fossil Filling In Gaps

Irish Examiner Scientists have identified a prehistoric 'groundhog'

Tribune Review Carnegie museum researcher assisted in examination of rare mammal

Macalester College Macalester professor and undergraduate helped collect important new Cretaceous mammal skull in Madagascar

Live Science Dino-Era Mammal Had Excellent Hearing, Rare Skull Reveals

Raw Story 66-million-year-old critter from Madagascar rewrites early mammalian history

News 12 Stony Brook scientist makes breakthrough discovery

Fios 1  Ancient fossil on display at Stony Brook University Hospital

FOX 5 Ancient fossil on display

BBC Radio Ancient fossil

NBC Fossil Skull Reveals Monster Mammal From Madagascar

WPIX Long Island paleontologists discover 70 million year old fossil

The Australian Madagascar find a hors d’oeuvre of the dinosaur age

Japan Times ‘Groundhog’ from dinosaur era rewrites the history of mammals

Nature World NewsFossil from Madagascar Rewrites Evolution of Mammals

ABC Ancient skull opens new window on mammal evolution

The Christian Science Monitor 'Odd' rodent-like skull could help crack mystery of when mammals emerged

CBC Big 'groundhog' fossil from age of dinosaurs rewrites mammal history

The Christian Science Monitor Ancient mammal resembled a 20-pound groundhog, say scientists

Science Blog Scientists discover fossil of bizarre groundhog-like mammal on Madagascar

Capital Wired Madagascar Fossil: A Hors D’oeuvre Of The Dinosaur Age

Sci-News Vintana sertichi: Ancient Groundhog-Like Mammal Discovered in Madagascar

Design & Trend Fossilized Skull of Vintana Sertichi, Ancient Groundhog Creature, Found in Madagascar

American Live Wire Monster Groundhog Fossil Sheds Light on 66-Million-Year-Old Creature

Dajij World Fossil skull offers clue to mammals' evolution

China Topix Weird, Ancient Groundhog Gives Clues About Mammals During Dinosaur Age

Hamilton Spectator Skull reveals mammal that lived among dinosaurs: ‘It was a monster’

Kansas City InfoZine Fossil of Bizarre Groundhog-like Mammal on Madagascar Discovered, Video

AutoWorld News Giant Groundhog Skull From Dinosaur Age Reveals How Mammals Evolved

MainenewsOnline 5-inch-long Dinosaur Skull provides Insight into Evolution of Mammals

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Carnegie museum expert aids in discovery of new dinosaur-era mammal

Utah Peoples Post Ancient Behemoth Mammal Skull Offers Insights on Evolution of Mammals

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