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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2018 10:01 p.m. PST

…. Because of Course They Did.

"Piranha-like creatures capable of biting chunks of flesh from their victims appeared some 150 million years ago, according to new research.

Introducing Piranhamesodon pinnatomus—the oldest known flesh-eating ray-finned bony fish, a family of fish that today includes trout, grouper, and cod. During the late Jurassic, around 150 million years ago, sharks (which are cartilaginous fish) and turtles were capable of slicing into flesh with their teeth. But bony fish, it was assumed, could only eat plankton and crushed shells, or swallow their prey whole. The discovery of P. pinnatomus shows there was at least one flesh-slicing species around during this time period. The details of this finding were published today in Current Biology,…."
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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 9:49 a.m. PST

Sci-Fy channel will have a movie out soon I predict with these released from a cave underwater by curious teens.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 11:09 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 6:08 p.m. PST

ZULUPAUL too bad you can't get a Vegas bookie to take that bet because that is like sure money, lol!

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 10:09 p.m. PST

I think I saw that movie!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

Ha-Ha-Ha…!


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