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A giant prehistoric rat as big as a human that lived in the Amazon rainforest ten million years ago has been discovered by scientists.

It weighed around 175lbs (80kg) and reached five feet in length - making it the biggest rodent ever to roam South America.

To put this in perspective, the average brown rat today has a body length of less than a foot and weighs about half a pound. 

Named Neoepiblema acreensis, the beast had two huge curved incisor teeth and  a tiny brain that weighed just four ounces (114 grams). 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7991759/Giant-prehistoric-rat-big-HUMAN-lived-Amazon-rainforest-10-million-years-ago.html

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0914?af=R

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freetoroam

 

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A giant prehistoric rat as big as a human

a tiny brain that weighed just four ounces 

This could have got confusing as it could have been a number of political figures. But ok, we know its prehistoric and  extinct. :tu:

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Orphalesion
1 hour ago, freetoroam said:

 

This could have got confusing as it could have been a number of political figures. But ok, we know its prehistoric and  extinct. :tu:

That's mean against rats :P

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MissJatti

The Rat King

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