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Officials say beaver teeth are 7 million years old
http://www.physorg.com ^ | 09-19-2011 | Staff

Posted on 09/19/2011 2:00:08 PM PDT by Red Badger

The Bureau of Land Management says a fossil found by employees on federal land represents the earliest record of living beavers in North America.

The pair of teeth was found on BLM land in northeast Oregon.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the teeth come from the Rattlesnake Formation and are 7 to 7.3 million years old.

The BLM says the earliest beavers were found in Germany 10 to 12 million years ago and the animals spread across Asia, eventually crossing the Bering Land Bridge to North America.

The previous earliest known records of living beavers in North America, from about 5 million years ago, were from Nebraska, California, and northern Oregon.

The fossils will be displayed at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; US: Alaska; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: animals; beaver; fossil; godsgravesglyphs; napl

A new fossil find represents the earliest record of living beavers in North America.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/18/workers-find-7-million-year-old-beaver-teeth-in-oregon/#ixzz1YQyZUzQl

1 posted on 09/19/2011 2:00:14 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

This thread can’t be good.


2 posted on 09/19/2011 2:01:31 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Red Badger

When beavers ruled the earth...

3 posted on 09/19/2011 2:02:51 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Raycpa
This thread can’t be good.

Oh my, here we go.........

4 posted on 09/19/2011 2:02:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Raycpa

There’s just something about beavers that brings out the worst in FReepers..........


5 posted on 09/19/2011 2:03:56 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Raycpa
This thread can’t be good.

Now you got me interested... lol

6 posted on 09/19/2011 2:03:56 PM PDT by ToxicMich
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To: Red Badger

Helen Thomas has dentata?


7 posted on 09/19/2011 2:05:28 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Red Badger

I thought they were talking about the Kennedys


8 posted on 09/19/2011 2:06:04 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Raycpa; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
This thread can’t be good.

That depends on what tasteless, tacky FReepers are pinged to it.

9 posted on 09/19/2011 2:06:45 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Red Badger

How did we as a species survive the period when beavers had teeth?


10 posted on 09/19/2011 2:07:29 PM PDT by null and void (Day 972 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Red Badger
 
That some OLD beaver, let me tell ya.


11 posted on 09/19/2011 2:07:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: OSHA
Shave your Beaver
12 posted on 09/19/2011 2:08:37 PM PDT by null and void (Day 972 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: OSHA

I wasn’t pinged. Were you?


13 posted on 09/19/2011 2:10:35 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Red Badger
Beavers teeth are 7 million years old? Get out of here. He is only in his 60's today. Nice try though.


14 posted on 09/19/2011 2:11:26 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Red Badger; OSHA; Slings and Arrows

This is the best I can do without getting banned.

15 posted on 09/19/2011 2:11:36 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz

Ping.......


16 posted on 09/19/2011 2:12:07 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: OSHA; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; martin_fierro; NYC GOP Chick; ...
> This thread can’t be good.

That depends on what tasteless, tacky FReepers are pinged to it.

You rang?


17 posted on 09/19/2011 2:15:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Red Badger
The pair of teeth

A toothless beaver is an indication of poor dental hygiene.... There's nothing worse than a beaver with bad breath.....

18 posted on 09/19/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Woooohoooo! I’m tasteless and tacky!


19 posted on 09/19/2011 2:20:12 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: SunkenCiv

7 million years ago there was a civilization of Beavers in what was going to become the USA.


20 posted on 09/19/2011 2:23:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Hot Tabasco

I hate when they use their teeth.

Wait, what were we talking about?


21 posted on 09/19/2011 2:24:28 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Do beavers have baby teeth that they shed? Maybe the unlucky beaver ended up as some bear’s lunch, and the bear spit out the teeth?


22 posted on 09/19/2011 2:25:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Lazlo in PA

Stop being so hard on the beaver, Ward.


23 posted on 09/19/2011 2:26:13 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: Red Badger
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24 posted on 09/19/2011 2:27:23 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Slings and Arrows

25 posted on 09/19/2011 2:28:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Well, c’mon! Can you blame us? Shoot...some things are just too damned easy! I have a million -—— but I won’t.....


26 posted on 09/19/2011 2:28:49 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Red Badger

I’m still trying to figure out the physical workings behind the Bering Land Bridge.

During an Ice Age, sea levels would drop because of all the water locked up in the enormous ice layer. But wouldn’t the Bering Strait, since it is so far north, be right in the worst possible spot and therefore deeply buried under the ice? So much for that theory, unless we assume the ice cap made a detour around the green and inviting Bering Strait region. Umm ....

But between Ice Ages, the sea level would be much higher, so the Bering Land Bridge would be deeply under water. Strike two.

Anybody know how this thing was actually supposed to work?


27 posted on 09/19/2011 2:32:09 PM PDT by DNME (We need new Sons of Liberty and their knack for civil disobedience.)
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To: Red Badger

Gee, Wally, our dentist said they should have fallen out by the time I was 6 million...


28 posted on 09/19/2011 2:33:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger
A beaver that bites back!
29 posted on 09/19/2011 2:33:25 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & :Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: null and void

Hmm. I guess we learned to pet them until they were happy, or maybe feed them until they were full.


30 posted on 09/19/2011 2:37:01 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Red Badger

I’m sure these can’t be real because it ignores evolution. the beaver can’s be evolved to such a high state that it stops evolving for 7 million years. What beaver wouldn’t benifit from being able to flap it’s fury wings and fly to a new pond. These teeth are just random shapes that happen to look like teeth but have nothing to do with beavers.


31 posted on 09/19/2011 2:39:19 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: Slings and Arrows

32 posted on 09/19/2011 2:45:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Allegra
Exhibit A


33 posted on 09/19/2011 2:49:19 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: martin_fierro

34 posted on 09/19/2011 2:58:08 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Red Badger
hummm...

35 posted on 09/19/2011 2:59:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Red Badger

"Nice Beaver!"

"Thank you, I just had it stuffed."

36 posted on 09/19/2011 3:25:36 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Are you better off now than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Beelzebubba

37 posted on 09/19/2011 3:26:57 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Are you better off now than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: martin_fierro; Red Badger; OSHA; Slings and Arrows
How many leaves would a beaver cleave, if a beaver could cleave leaves?
A beaver would cleave all leaves not leaved, if a beaver could cleave leaves.
38 posted on 09/19/2011 3:28:35 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: DNME
Yes, there was NO Bering Land Bridge 5.1 million years ago ~ or even before that. Just didn't happen. Maybe there were some big ole trees that fell in the ocean on the Asian side and some beavers hitched a ride to the other side.

Remember, beavers can swim!

39 posted on 09/19/2011 3:46:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Allegra

You go, girl!


40 posted on 09/19/2011 3:46:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Red Badger
OMG!!!!

They had teeth at one time?!?

41 posted on 09/19/2011 3:48:32 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: derllak; Borax Queen; Lakeshark; null and void

Hey, uh.. Derlly?
There something you’re not telling us?


42 posted on 09/19/2011 4:55:20 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Officials say beaver teeth are 7 million years old

I can't figure out how they can build all those dams with 7-million-year-old teeth.

43 posted on 09/20/2011 9:49:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That sounds like quite a tail.
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44 posted on 09/20/2011 7:56:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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