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Discovery of 'reptilian-mammal' fossil could rewrite history
FoxNews.com/Science ^ | May 29, 2018 | James Rogers

Posted on 05/29/2018 12:53:58 PM PDT by ETL

The discovery of an unusual fossilized skull in eastern Utah is shedding new light on Earth’s history.

The 130 million-year-old skull belonged to a previously unknown “reptile-like mammal.”

Experts have described the new species, named “Cifelliodon wahkarmoosuch,” in honor of paleontologist Richard Cifelli, in the journal Nature.

“Based on the unlikely discovery of this near-complete fossil cranium, we now recognize a new, cosmopolitan group of early mammal relatives,” said Adam Huttenlocker, lead author of the study and assistant professor of clinical integrative anatomical sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in a statement. ..."

Cifelliodon belongs to an extinct branch of mammal ancestors, according to the study.

Deseret News reports that, although it suckled its young, the hair-covered Cifelliodon laid eggs. There are only two kinds of egg-laying mammals in existence today – the platypus and the spiny anteater species.

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Cifelliodon belongs to an extinct branch of mammal ancestors, experts say (Jorge A. Gonzalez)
1 posted on 05/29/2018 12:53:58 PM PDT by ETL
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2 posted on 05/29/2018 12:54:48 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Hi Dad)
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Valjar’s cousin?

5.56mm


3 posted on 05/29/2018 12:54:52 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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Wow, that was close.

5.56mm


4 posted on 05/29/2018 12:56:18 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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An incomplete cranium. That’s it? How do they know it was reptilian?


5 posted on 05/29/2018 12:56:26 PM PDT by VaeVictis (~Woe to the Conquered~)
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They got all that from a cranium?


6 posted on 05/29/2018 12:57:02 PM PDT by DannyTN
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That didn’t take long!


7 posted on 05/29/2018 12:57:43 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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Hell, that’s just a ringtailed possum.
Something that resulted from a drunk racoon
after an all night binge on fermented watermelon.


8 posted on 05/29/2018 12:57:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Too bad they didn’t find a tooth, so they could tell us what kind of music the beast liked (probably hip hop).


9 posted on 05/29/2018 12:59:47 PM PDT by youngidiot (God will bless you for doing what you ought to be doing any damned way. He's amazing.)
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I found an arrowhead in my dad’s desk drawer over the weekend.

It was made by an extinct archer fish that had arms nearly 400 million years ago.


10 posted on 05/29/2018 1:00:03 PM PDT by DannyTN
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“Hell, that’s just a ringtailed possum.
Something that resulted from a drunk racoon
after an all night binge on fermented watermelon.”

Did you mean to reply to post #2?


11 posted on 05/29/2018 1:00:26 PM PDT by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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Desperately pawing around looking for ANYTHING that would support evolution. They need evidence that a frog could become a tiger, essentially.


12 posted on 05/29/2018 1:00:32 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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I’ve heard of Frogger!


13 posted on 05/29/2018 1:01:17 PM PDT by DannyTN
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...Because a Cranium without Uranium is just Insanium!


14 posted on 05/29/2018 1:02:11 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Ken H

Nah, that is purely reptilian, something like
a cross between a snake and a moslem.


15 posted on 05/29/2018 1:04:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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How do they know it was reptilian?

Because they studied paleontology, you can't do this by just reading Free Republic

16 posted on 05/29/2018 1:05:02 PM PDT by centurion316 (Back from exile from 4/2016 until 4/2018.)
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To: al baby
Image result for valerie jarrett laughing

Related image

17 posted on 05/29/2018 1:05:14 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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Too easy.


18 posted on 05/29/2018 1:11:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Free Republic has been reduced to primarily a gathering place for the inane, banal, and obtuse.)
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“How do they know it was reptilian?”

Process of elimination. They ruled out Grays and Zeta Reticulans.


19 posted on 05/29/2018 1:13:22 PM PDT by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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Warf’s ancestors!???


20 posted on 05/29/2018 1:14:30 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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