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#1    Bonecrusher

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

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Talk about a missing link.
But between "who" and "what".
There's something very strange about this creature and I can't put my finger on it.

Edited by Medium Brown, 08 January 2013 - 03:04 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Looks like a rodent who ate a duck and decided to keep its bill to wear fashionably.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

it lays eggs


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 08 January 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

it lays eggs
I will give you that about it laying hard-shelled eggs like a bird or reptile.
However it's the only mammal that injects venom.
It's the only mammal that has a beak like a bird.
It's eyes have been compared to a fish.
And yet the only thing that discerns it as a mammal is it's fur.
It's got the basic elements of a crypto and that's what I can't put my finger on.
Maybe this simple video might help...
http://media.photobu...SNVideo.mp4?o=1

Edited by Medium Brown, 08 January 2013 - 03:51 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

The horseshoe crab is another 'living fossil' with weird attributes...  5 pairs of legs, 9 eyes - two on the underside, copper based blood rather than iron based like most of the planet, etc...


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

And it's venomous too.

But its bill only looks like a duck's bill from the outside:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 08 January 2013 - 05:39 PM, said:

And it's venomous too.

But its bill only looks like a duck's bill from the outside:

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It does feel like the bill is glued on somehow.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

http://www.scienceda...80507131453.htm

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

I think it rushed in evolution, but why?


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

View PostTaun, on 08 January 2013 - 03:55 PM, said:

The horseshoe crab is another 'living fossil' with weird attributes...  5 pairs of legs, 9 eyes - two on the underside, copper based blood rather than iron based like most of the planet, etc...

interesting stuff, been reading up on Horseshoe crabs for the last 30 minutes or so now, thanks!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

I've been checking out that video that nobody's had a chance to access.

The creature actually waddles like a duck.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:16 AM

View PostMedium Brown, on 08 January 2013 - 05:58 PM, said:

It does feel like the bill is glued on somehow.

And what the hell is that set of bones behind its skull??

Shoulder blades in the wrong place or something?


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

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And what the hell is that set of bones behind its skull??

Shoulder blades in the wrong place or something?
I wasn't being serious like Lady K.
It's the kind of thing somebody would say when they are joking.
I'm well aware it's bone structure gives it away as a mammal.
But that's not the entire point of this thread.
I'm more interested in how the creature became a walking I'm mean waddling contradiction.
All I can say for sure is that these weird mutations do happen in or near an aquatic environment.
You've also got the hermit crabs to consider and deep sea fishes.

Edited by Medium Brown, 10 January 2013 - 05:54 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 10 January 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:


I wasn't being serious like Lady K.
It's the kind of thing somebody would say when they are joking.
I'm well aware it's bone structure gives it away as a mammal.
But that's not the entire point of this thread.
I'm more interested in how the creature became a walking I'm mean waddling contradiction.
All I can say for sure is that these weird mutations do happen in or near an aquatic environment.
You've also got the hermit crabs to consider and deep sea fishes.
They're adaptions to semi-aquatic living or in an area of the sea where swimming and being able to patrol the sea floor is paramount.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

View PostHasina, on 10 January 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

They're adaptions to semi-aquatic living or in an area of the sea where swimming and being able to patrol the sea floor is paramount.
That's a fair statement.

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