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Stunning fossil discovery: Giant otter was size of wolf
Fox News ^ | January 23, 2017 | Staff

Posted on 01/23/2017 10:03:26 AM PST by C19fan

Millions of years ago, a wolf-sized otter swam around ancient swampy China, scientists have discovered.

The huge otter would have weighed about 110 pounds, and lived about 6.24 million years ago, according to a new report. The fossilized remains of this now-extinct ancient otter— one of the largest otters known— were discovered in a mine in China’s Yunnan Province, and part of what makes it remarkable is that the find included a nearly-complete cranium.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: palentology

1 posted on 01/23/2017 10:03:26 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

and it’s extinction as impacted _____?????


2 posted on 01/23/2017 10:04:56 AM PST by Paul46360
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To: C19fan

I’m not sure how stunning. Giant Sea Otters in Alaska can exceed 100 lbs.


3 posted on 01/23/2017 10:06:01 AM PST by refreshed (But we preach Christ crucified... 1 Corinthians 1:23)
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To: C19fan
a large otter?


4 posted on 01/23/2017 10:08:05 AM PST by llevrok (je sui cou rouge !)
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To: llevrok

Stop it


5 posted on 01/23/2017 10:16:06 AM PST by nikos1121 (We are about to see The Golden Age of Pericles in the new Trump Administration.)
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To: llevrok

Just looking for a world-record beaver.


6 posted on 01/23/2017 10:18:06 AM PST by PLMerite (Lord, let me die fighting lions. Amen.)
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To: PLMerite

Posts 4, 5 & 6 are just what the feminazies were marching about on Saturday.

Keep it up it galls them to no end to know that men and women are different and there’s really nothing they can do about it.


7 posted on 01/23/2017 10:26:06 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: C19fan

I hear tell that some Giant Beavers were spotted in DC over the weekend.


8 posted on 01/23/2017 10:32:21 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: C19fan

Is that the Otter Limits?


9 posted on 01/23/2017 10:36:14 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

And they were really ugly creatures too...


10 posted on 01/23/2017 11:36:56 AM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: C19fan
This one?

Ot this one?

11 posted on 01/23/2017 2:28:18 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: llevrok

You can always count on FReepers!


12 posted on 01/23/2017 2:29:15 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: NoCmpromiz

Yeah, they’re ugly alright, but have you ever smelled one?

Lord have mercy....


13 posted on 01/23/2017 2:44:17 PM PST by Augie
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To: C19fan; Ezekiel
I knew it!

Princess Bride ROUS

Rodents of unusual size

14 posted on 01/24/2017 4:51:34 PM PST by Jeremiah Jr (EL CHI)
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