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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.


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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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