Skip to comments.Ancient meat-loving predators survived for 35 million years
Posted on 12/07/2011 8:43:17 PM PST by decimon
A species of ancient predator with saw-like teeth, sleek bodies and a voracious appetite for meat survived a major extinction at a time when the distant relatives of mammals ruled the earth.
A detailed description of a fossil that scientists identify as a varanopid "pelycosaur" is published in the December issue of Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature. Professors Sean Modesto from Cape Breton University, and Robert Reisz from University of Toronto Mississauga provide evidence that a group of ancient, agile predators called varanopids survived for more than 35 million years, and co-existed with more advanced animals.
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Mammal maybe ping.
I’ll bet the early Vegans busted stones for it the whole time.
Not something you’d want under the porch.
35 million years. That’s gotta be some kind of record. How’d they fit all of the candles on the cake and at what age was a predator’s retirement?
Ain't no vegan ever lived 1,000 years, let alone 35 million...and most don't live more than a year or so on Free Republic.
Dog shoots hunter in the buttocks [and vegan troll gets deep-fried as well] Thursday, December 01, 2011
Well, I’m just going to keep on eating meat and hope I live that long too.
I’ll bet they all had gray hair by the time they died.
Looks like the GEICO gecko, only a lot bigger!
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What was their LDL?
You got that from Darks, dincha?
These creatures lived around 260 million years ago and survived an extinction event in the mid-Permian, but were killed with almost everything else in the great end Permian extinction. At that time Therapsids, a protomammalian group of animals was doing well, but were virtually extinguished at the end of the Permian, allowing the 150 million year rise of the dinosaurs. Of course, the dinosaurs were extinguished at the end Cretaceous extinction, allowing the timid secretive little mammals to thrive and grow into the vacant ecological niches. Who knows who will survive/thrive next. Vanity, vanity, all is vanity!!
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