New prehistoric “Hobbit” from the dawn of the Age of Mammals

Proof that mammals thrived once dinosaurs were out of the way.

ullustration of three cat like creatures outside, standing on a log. They are all orange and one has small black stripes.
Left to right, artist depictions of Conacodon hettingeri, Miniconus jeanninae, Beornus honeyi. Image credit: Banana Art Studio