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2007-12-19 09:00:00

By Emily Murphy in Paris The "rediscovery" of a stunningly-preserved 30 million-year-old hummingbird fossil in southern France has deepened the mystery of why these fragile creatures disappeared from Europe and now exist only on the American continent. The fossil was originally found by an amateur palaeontologist at the end of the 1980s in the Luberon national park in Provence. It then lay in his private collection for a number of years, unknown to the wider world and as good as...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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