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Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:59 AM

Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet


www.bbc.co.uk said:

The oldest big cat fossils ever found - from a previously unknown species "similar to a snow leopard" - have been unearthed in the Himalayas.

The skull fragments of the newly-named Panthera blytheae have been dated between 4.1 and 5.95 million years old.

Their discovery in Tibet supports the theory that big cats evolved in central Asia - not Africa - and spread outward.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:54 PM

You pasted the Dinosaur Title in this description....


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:00 AM

View PostSameerPrehistorica, on 13 November 2013 - 04:54 PM, said:

You pasted the Dinosaur Title in this description....
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