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Megafauna that once walked the Earth

megafauna armadillo mastodon venezuela sabre-toothed tiger

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

An armadillo the size of a Volkswagen, a crocodile bigger than a bus, a six-ton mastodon and a sabre-toothed tiger walked the earth in prehistoric Latin America, palaeontologists believe.

Traces of the fearsome creatures have been found in Venezuela, where oil companies' surveys of the fossil fuel-rich soil have unearthed a wealth of fossils.

Remnants kept by the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research date from 14,000 to 370million years ago, presenting the tantalising prospect that man once hunted for the megafauna.

http://www.dailymail...ts-believe.html

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:50 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 01 September 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

An armadillo the size of a Volkswagen
I'm sure he/she'd be cuddly! It's amazing, the comparison to todays' mammals.

Look here for more: http://en.wikipedia....alian_megafauna

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:25 AM

There ain't no crocodile bigger than a bus and the word sabre-toothed tiger is wrong.It's sabre-toothed cat.That article has some mistakes.

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