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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 01:05 AM

Monkey fossils found in Serbia offer clues about life in a warmer world millions of years ago

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October 21, 2019 5.58pm EDT
Joshua Allan Lindal

Sparse trees cast long shadows as the morning sun rises over the grassy woodland clearing. Elephants and rhinos gather around a quiet watering hole. A troop of baboons starts chattering as they wake up, preparing for the sweltering heat the day will bring.

The scene is straight out of The Lion King, but this isnít Africa ó this is Eastern Europe at the end of the Pliocene epoch, three million years ago.

Itís a world thatís familiar to Predrag Radović, a paleontologist at the National Museum in Kraljevo, Serbia. Radović has studied fossils from extinct European elephants like Zygolophodon, a large mastodon with three-metre-long tusks, and Deinotherium, which looked like a modern African elephant, except that its tusks grew from its bottom jaw and curved downwards.

Radović has identified the remains of a 12.5 million-year-old whale from the Miocene epoch (5.3 million to 23 million years ago), when much of Europe was submerged beneath a vast inland sea. Now Radović is writing a report about a tooth from Stephanorhinus, an extinct rhinoceros from the Ice Age.

More:
https://theconversation.com/monkey-fossils-found-in-serbia-offer-clues-about-life-in-a-warmer-world-millions-of-years-ago-125

Wrong link!

The right link thoughtfully added by a helpful Democrat! (A Trumper probably put the first one there.)

Right link:

https://theconversation.com/monkey-fossils-found-in-serbia-offer-clues-about-life-in-a-warmer-world-millions-of-years-ago-125420

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 05:03 AM

1. Hmmm...

I'm not sure that the link is the one you intended...?

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Response to Zaphod42 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:07 PM

2. LOL

I was wondering how I ended up on a page about the evolution of a spineless penis.

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Response to Boomer (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:03 AM

4. Holy smoke! Now that's odd enough! Oh, well... n/t

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Response to Boomer (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:07 AM

5. So wierd! If you look at the original link, it actually matches the title, until you click it!

Not really getting how this happened!

Thank you for providing the link which works! I'm attaching it to the original. Whoa!

(Who would have ever known anyone's private parts would have spines, after all???? Why even stop with spines? Why not go for broke?)

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