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Marsupial lion - proteins may hold key to megafauna

The marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) is an extinct species of carnivorous marsupial mammal that lived in Australia from the early to the late Pleistocene years ago). By Peter Schouten # creature animals

The Microraptor skeleton as imagined with feathers.  A reach to find an evolutionary connection to dinosaurs.

The Microraptor skeleton as imagined with feathers. A reach to find an evolutionary connection to dinosaurs.

A carboniferous scene, fossil footprints from the West Midlands of England hint at global climate change 310 million years ago.

Arthropods of the Carboniferous (illustration by British artist Richard Bizley).

Tyrannosaur Rex skeleton from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  He is the largest and most complete male T Rex found so far.   While he was not found in New Mexico, he is representative of the T Rex fragments and incomplete skeletons which have been found there.  Lyn was unimpressed.  She stood by and patiently waited for us to stop staring in wonder at Stan.  She wanted to move

Tyrannosaur Rex skeleton from the Black Hills of South Dakota. He is the largest and most complete male T Rex found so far. While he was not found in New Mexico, he is representative of the T Rex fragments and incomplete skeletons which have been found there. Lyn was unimpressed. She stood by and patiently waited for us to stop staring in wonder at Stan. She wanted to move

Annularia sp. are the leaf whorls of an extinct horsetail. These horsetails (Sphenopsida) were arborescent (tree-like) and grew to a height of 31 feet. Fossil found in Illinois

- the leaf whorls of an extinct horsetail. These horsetails (Sphenopsida) were arborescent (tree-like) and grew to a height of 31 feet. Fossil found in Illinois

The quetzalcoatlus compared to a man, car, and pterodactyl.

quetzalcoatlus, never heard of them but I don't think I really want to get to know one

Fossil of a dinosaur found in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado/Utah

The Morrison Formation, named for Morrison, Colorado, west of Denver, has been the most prolific source of Jurassic dinosaur fossils in N.

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39 000 years. Only four woolly rhinoceros have been found in the world until now. Cherskyi, which was discovered trapped in the icy mud of a golden mine in Yakutia, is the most complete of them all

Only four woolly rhinoceros have been found in the world until now. Cherskyi, which was discovered trapped in the icy mud of a golden mine in Yakutia, is the most complete of them all

A reconstruction of the jaws of Carcharodon Megalodon,the largest shark known to have existed.Megalodon teeth the size of a big man's hand.If the idea of a Great White scares you,image one about 60 feet long! The Megalodon ate whales,among other creatures;it is belived that as Earth's climate changed and the size of the world's oceans decreased,the megalodon simply ran out of room to find prey of a size sufficient for its needs.

Largest set of prehistoric shark jaws

It's billed as the world's largest shark jaw, measuring 9 feet meters) tall and 11 feet m) across. The giant jaw is made from 182 fossilized from the extinct Carcharocles megalodon.

Sarcosuchus (Paris): When fully mature, Sarcosuchus is believed to have been as long as a city bus (11.2–12.2 metres or 37–40 ft) and weighed up to 8 tonnes (8.75 tons).[1] The largest living crocodyliform, the saltwater crocodile, is less than two-thirds of that length (6.3 meters or 20.6 ft is the longest confirmed individual) and a small fraction of the weight (1,200 kg, or 1.3 tons).

Sarcosuchus: When fully mature, Sarcosuchus reached up to 12 metres in length and weighed up to 8 tonnes).

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