An artist rendition of a newly identified ancient panda. Photo: Journal of Vertebrae Palaentology
An artist rendition of a newly identified ancient panda. Photo: Journal of Vertebrae Palaentology

Scientists may have found the last known European relative of China’s giant pandas

  • The species was not identified by newly discovered fossils but rather by reanalysing teeth found in the 1970s
  • The ancient panda was believed to have been a vegetarian, but it did not eat entirely bamboo

An artist rendition of a newly identified ancient panda. Photo: Journal of Vertebrae Palaentology
An artist rendition of a newly identified ancient panda. Photo: Journal of Vertebrae Palaentology
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