November 2, 2012

A Carnivorous Mastodon: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

Brian Switek, Wired


AP Photo

Extinction sucks. Only yesterday, in geologic terms, did mastodons, sabercats, giant ground sloths, and their charismatic Ice Age contemporaries roam North America. Humans even encountered these beasts, but I was born about 10,000 years too late to see the Pleistocene menagerie. I just missed some of the most wonderful mammals ever to tread the continent.

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TAGGED: Fossil Record, Monsters, Mastodon, Carnivores

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