Silvacola acares (image) University of Colorado at Boulder Share Print E-Mail Caption A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder describes the fossils of a tiny hedgehog previously unknown to science living in a British Columbia rainforest some 50 million years ago near the height of a global warming stretch during the early Eocene Epoch. The researchers also found fossils of an ancient relative of modern tapirs known as Heptodon, which resembles a small rhino with no horn and a short trunk. Credit Julius Csotonyi Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.