<i>Necrolestes patagonensis</i> (IMAGE) Carnegie Museum of Natural History Caption The Miocene mammal <i>Necrolestes patagonensis</i> ventures out of its burrow 16 million years ago in Patagonia, present-day Argentina. <i>Necrolestes</i> is now recognized as a member of a group long thought to have become extinct shortly after the extinction of the large dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Credit Reconstruction by Jorge Gonzalez, copyright Guillermo W. Rougier for <i>PNAS</i> use as needed. Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content 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.