A form of multituberculate may have been the forefather to the modern hamster.
Much like today’s rodents, multituberculates occupied an extremely diverse range of habitats, such as below the ground, on the ground and in trees
The idea that this prehistoric rodent was an early form of rationalization hamster grows more credible with the parallel discoveries that:
An extinct species of tool-making humans apparently occupied a vast area in China as early as 1.7 million years ago, researchers say.
A fossil of a chipmunklike animal discovered in China is now helping reveal how this group of mammals reigned as long as the dinosaurs did, researchers say.
These proximal parallel discoveries are compelling.
To close the deal, check this out:
“had the most interesting ankle bones, capable of ‘hyper-back-rotation’ “
Is it really a stretch to imagine that with that type of dexterity these little bastards made their way into the skulls of prehistoric women?
I’m just trying to help the evo-psych crowd around the sphere. I give permission to use my theory.