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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2018 12:52 p.m. PST

…. of Mammals Lived Alongside the Dinosaurs.

"It was big and burly, but don't call this Triassic-era beast a dinosaur. More closely related to mammals, this oversized herbivore is rocking the paleontological world—and changing what we know of evolutionary history.

The incredible creature, named Lisowicia bojani, was a dicynodont—a distant cousin of mammals. Remarkably, it lived 237 million years ago during the Triassic—the first of three periods to host the dinosaurs. As the discovery of Lisowicia bojani demonstrates, animals other than dinosaurs managed to attain gigantic sizes during this stage of evolutionary history. Lisowicia bojani eventually died out, but for its closely related proto-mammalian relatives, it was a sign of things to come…."


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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

Looks kind of familiar


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2018 11:23 a.m. PST



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