Rodents are an ideal group for palaeoecological studies. Image: Pixabay
Rodents migrated to escape from climate change 12 million years ago

Fossil records demonstrate that rodents living in humid areas on the Iberian Peninsula moved north as their habitats became more arid 12 million years ago. Species preferring dryer habitats populated the centre of Spain. These distinct migration patterns of rodent species may serve as a model of the consequences of the climate changes we are experiencing today, researchers say.

Read the full story: Universidad Complutense Madrid
Scientific publication: Scientific Reports