In Africa have discovered a new species of ancient predators


В Африке обнаружили новый вид древних хищниковMammals lived on the Earth 25 million years ago.

Paleontologists have discovered in Africa, a previously unknown species of gandonov, carnivorous mammal that lived on a planet 25 million years ago.

Predators lived in North America, Asia and Europe. According to researchers, the animal, which was called Pakakali rukwaensis, was the size of a lynx. Biogeographic and phylogenetic analysis gave the opportunity to learn more about the transition from early African predators to the modern ecosystem.

The discovery helped scientists to understand the anatomy of gandonov to the emergence in Africa of modern predators. After the mass extinction of the dinosaurs hyaenodonts were the main predators in Africa, while from 23 to 25 million years ago, the continent has not got other predatory animals. Over time, giantone extinct. The new information about them will provide an opportunity to learn more about how this could happen.

Earlier it was reported that scientists have discovered the remains of a unique Arctic dinosaur, which was named Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis, which means “ancient animal Colville river”. In length this dinosaur reached about 7.5 m. During the Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis the Arctic were covered in coniferous forests, mean annual temperature was 7 degrees Celsius.


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