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amphibian mammal forerunner karoo basin

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:33 PM

250 million years ago, a mammal forerunner and an amphibian shared a burrow. Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year old fossilized burrow from the Karoo Basin of South Africa.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:29 PM

what a cool fossil on the left, you can see the eye socket and teeth-looks like an alligator face.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:37 PM

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:17 AM

Why are they so sure that they "cohabitated"?  It could easily be that the amphibian took his dinner home rather than leave it for the floods to take away and cosied up to wait it all out before chowing down.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:30 AM

Prehistoric Rodney King fans: "Can't we all just get along?"

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

Or, Gluttony!
The mammal was killing (crushed ribs) & bringing home food (amphibian) so often he was stuffed and fell asleep on this meal. Flash flood = frozen in time.

Edited by rustygh, 24 June 2013 - 04:15 AM.

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