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Oddest couple ever found

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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.

http://phys.org/news...forerunner.html

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

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I believe Ms Piggy ... they've found my long lost ancestor ...

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

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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

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