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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2022 9:24 p.m. PST

…tiny head and had a hippo-like lifestyle

"An animal that lived before the dinosaurs looked like a rotund lizard with a very small head and had a hippo-like semiaquatic lifestyle, according to fossils that were recently excavated in France.

The amphibious animal, which represents a previously unknown genus and species of mammal ancestor, measured about 12 feet (4 meters) long, researchers reported in the October issue of the journal Palaeo Vertebrata, published online in July. They dubbed the new species Lalieudorhynchus gandi; it lived about 265 million years ago on the Pangaea supercontinent, just before the era of the dinosaurs…"


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Stryderg14 Oct 2022 5:47 a.m. PST

It looks like a pre-manatee.

Choctaw14 Oct 2022 10:53 a.m. PST

Hippos are extremely dangerous when roaming the river banks at night. I wonder if these guys were.

JMcCarroll14 Oct 2022 1:55 p.m. PST

Hippos are extremely dangerous all the time. Number one killer of humans in Africa.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2022 4:33 p.m. PST

You are right…


Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2022 4:13 p.m. PST

Big market for Hot Tubs in recent years… lol.

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