Rodent Discovered in Laos Represents ‘Lazarus Effect’

A rodent, only known from 11 million year old fossils, is found in a Laos meat market. Shades of the coelacanth! This image provided by the Journal Science shows a Laonastes, the only living representative of the otherwise extinct Distomydae, a family of rodents that lived in south Asia and Japan. (Mark A. Klinger – AP)