UCT researchers discover bone disease in a 265 million-year-old mammal ancestor

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:20

Researchers at the University of Cape Town’s Biological Sciences Department have discovered an unusual bone tissue pattern that was suspected to be osteomyelitis in the femur of an omnivorous therapsid, more specifically known as a dinocephalian.