Thylacoleo was a carnivorous marsupial that lived approximately 2 million to 40,000 years ago from the Pleistocene through the Modern Period. It was first discovered in in 19th century.
Thylacoleo was around 5 feet long and weighed 200 pounds. It had sharp, rodent-like front teeth along with smaller razor sharp teeth that it used to bite through bone.
This animal preyed on many animals of its time like Procoptodan, many koala and kangaroo species and even young Diprotodon!
Thylacoleo had a very strong tail, this could have allowed the animal to help rear up on its back legs. This would definitely have been an advantage for the animal to help hunt prey and fight off attackers.
What are your thoughts on the “marsupial lion?” Let me know in the comments below!
Rise of Tribes, by Brad Brooks (@bradbrooks_games). In this game, you control a tribe and are pitted against the other tribes in a land comprised of multiple hexagon tiles representing different prehistoric landscapes, where each produces different resources.
While clearly inspired by Catan, Rise of Tribes offers a unique gaming experience by adding elements of conflict and global events. Players who develop their tribe to the fullest, by completing quests or building villages (and of course stopping others from doing so) gains more victory points and wins the game. Each tribes that the players can choose also have their own special abilities, like being able to move faster or affecting the weather.
Here’s a side of gators not many have seen... 🐊🤙🏼
This photo was taken using the @sony A6500 with a 16mm + 0.75x wide angle lens, inside the @fantasea_line FA6500 housing
2 381 hour ago
Introducing our newest entry to The Podlands, home to the lush Tropical world: the massive and not-so-intelligent Stegopod. While they're definitely not the smartest, they're not an easy catch, either. They're attentive, temperamental and pretty big.
Psst... I may have added the Prehistoric collection a little early 🌟. I couldn't wait anymore 🙈
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It's a #CrocodileRock#FossilFriday ! This week MOR Paleo welcomed Dr. Chris Brochu, paleontologist, fossil croc expert and Professor of Geology at University of Iowa who is researching fossil crocodiles from the late Cretaceous. The specimens Dr. Brochu studies are from the late Cretaceous Two Medicine, Judith River and Hell Creek formations of Montana. Between 76-66 million years ago the paleoenvironment of Montana was much warmer and wetter. There were perennials rivers, streams and lakes that could support a more temperate-tropical environment and crocodiles! Specimens pictured here include a Leidyosuchus skull from the Judith River (MOR 426) next to a beautiful Borealosuchus skull (MOR 725). The last photo shows a partial Borealosuchus skeleton (MOR 1607) from the Hell Creek Formation on display in the Hall of Horns and Teeth here at @museum_of_the_rockies. #paleontology#crocodile#fossils#cretaceous#prehistoric#montana#naturalhistorymuseum#MORpaleo
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The Silence. I love horror movies and the more blood the better. If You liked A Quiet place and Bird Box I am sure You will enjoy this. The creatures were interesting looking. To me, it was like watching The Descent/Pitch Black with Hitchcock written all over it. 8/10. Dope 👍
The compy is one of the smallest known dinosaurs that was first featured in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, ”Compsognathus triassicus, found by Fraas in Bavaria in 1913.” This little pack hunter probably ate bugs and smalls lizards for survival. In fact, the first fossil skeleton of this dinosaur had the remains of its last meal, lizards, still in its stomach. Compsognathus is one of those dinosaurs around which some controversy swirls. Some paleontologists feel that, like the much lager T.rex, the compy had only two fingers. Others feel strongly that it had three. Since there are only two known fossils, and the bones are not perfectly preserved in an articulated manner, it may take more discoveries to solve this issue. The compy is considered an important link in the study of bird evolution. The original fossil of this small animal was found in the same place as the Archaeopteryx, the early feather reptile. It shares a number of characteristics with this creature, but it did not appear to have feathers. This is one of those interesting dinosaurs where scientists hope to find more specimens to learn the answers to many questions. The compy was first discovered by Dr. Oberndorfer in limestone deposits in the Riedenburg Kelheim region of Bavaria, southern Germany in the late 1850s. It was named by Johann A. Wagner in 1859. Only two Compsognathus fossils have been found; one in Germany and one in France.
final day!: volgatitan simberskiensis lived during the early cretaceous period, in what is now russia. it was discovered by paleontologists Averianov and Efimov at Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia in 2018. barely anything is known about volgatitan, as the only finds are seven caudal vertebrae. it is thought, though, that it is important for being related to the Lognkosauria, a group from south america, the other side of the world
Admiral Anchor is my new waifu. Can someone please add her as a DLC character in #SkullGirls or just make Power Punchers an actual thing?! All in all, I think Craig of the Creek is my favorite animated show on CN right now, it’s just super well written, I’d recommend every aspiring storyteller to check it out ⚓️
2 784 hours ago
Nothing feels better than searching for fossils! My all-time favorite moment is when I recognize that distinctive look of enamel from a fossil tooth gleaming from the outcrop. You can’t beat that feeling! 😆🦷🤩
This past week Kelly and I joined our friends Dr. Debbie Hanneman & Dr. Chuck Wideman for a day of geology and paleontology fun. Here we are at a fossil locality that preserves animals from the late Eocene Epoch (~34 million years ago!). Swipe through the photos to see the site and some of our discoveries!
1. Yours truly taking some notes on the locality 📒
2. Debbie & @thegreaterthomson talking rocks & geochronology ⚒
3. Classic paleontologist fossil-hunting poses 😂
4. My first jaw fragment of 2019! It contains the upper molar 🦷 from an artiodactyl (even-toed hoofed mammal) 🐑-🐖-🐫!
5. SUCH A CUTE rodent jaw! 🐭 Discovered by Kelly!
6. The tiniest sacrum I’ve ever seen/discovered. This bone is at the end of the vertebral column, where the pelvis (hips) meets the backbone. 🦴
7. Jaw fragment likely from Palaeolagus (extinct rabbit 🐰) with the long root of the front tooth (incisor) sticking out!
8. Snake vertebra! 🐍 Plus the dirty hands of paleontologists! 👋🏻
9. Tiny toe bone (phalanx)! 🦶🏻🦴
10. One happy paleontologist in her element! 🤓
👏🏻 Huge thanks to the land owners & tenants for granting us permission to access this fossil site. Please keep in mind that looking for fossils on private land without permission is illegal. Search responsibly!
👉🏻 Check out my story to see even more discoveries!