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Desmostylus Exhibit in Tsukuba

Desmostylus is an extinct herbivorous mammal that resembled a hippopotamus. In 1977, Japanese researchers found a nearly complete fossilized skeleton of Desmostylus in a town called Utanobori (now Esashi) in Hokkaido. The reconstructed Utanobori specimen will be on exhibit from September 26 to December 2 (closed on September 29 and October 7) at the Geological Museum at AIST.

Desmostylus at Geological Museum, AIST

There will also be a free lecture about Desmostylus on October 14 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at the museum.

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