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    Unknown ancient reptile roamed the Pyrenees mountains

    Unknown ancient reptile roamed the Pyrenees mountains

    Scientists say the new species is a member of the group that gave rise to crocodiles and dinosaurs.

    The reptile lived at a time when the Earth was recovering from a mass extinction that wiped out most animals.


    The discovery may shed light on how the group of animals evolved and spread.


    About 252 million years ago, a mass extinction devastated life on land and in the oceans. Some 90% of species disappeared.


    At the time, the Earth was very different from today, with continents grouped into the supercontinent, Pangaea.


    Researchers led by Eudald Mujal of Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona, Spain, examined fossilised footprints from about 247 to 248 million years ago found in the Pyrenees mountains in Catalonia.


    They found most tracks were made by the ancestors of crocodiles and dinosaurs, a group known as archosauromorphs.


    Most footprints were small, about half a metre in length, although a few were longer than three metres.
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    Perhaps mass extinctions are just part of the deal. You can call them small, but I'll stay away from any reptile with a foot and a half long foot print thank you very much. And the three meter one has "run in the direction it came from" written all over it! LOL

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    The earth holds many secrets and has a story to tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    The earth holds many secrets and has a story to tell.
    And another flea bath to take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    The earth holds many secrets and has a story to tell.
    Cmon now.....there is no secret to the leftness and why they were created. The earth knew it would need more victims.
    Don't only Practice your Art, but force your way into its Secrets, For it and Knowledge can Raise men to the Divine!!!!! Ludwig Van Beethoven ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Cmon now.....there is no secret to the leftness and why they were created. The earth knew it would need more victims.
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Cmon now.....there is no secret to the leftness and why they were created. The earth knew it would need more victims.
    Really? You turned this discussion into "hatred of the other team"? As Mike Ditka would say:" C'mon Man"

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