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Dog finds sailbacked reptile fossil

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,746 ✭✭✭✭Galvasean


    Dimetrodon a 'human ancestor'? Bit of a stretch.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Dimetrodon a 'human ancestor'? Bit of a stretch.

    I know right!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,746 ✭✭✭✭Galvasean


    Yeah, it's like everything that isn't a 'cousin' of T. rex is a 'human ancestor'.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭Adam Khor


    The possibility that its actually a sailbacked amphibian rather than a mammal-like reptile is being considered. Something like Platyhystrix:

    platyhystrix-999.jpg


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