Ian Merrick

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Canis dirus craniometrics

Article number: 17.1.17A<br>https://doi.org/10.26879/437<br>Copyright Society for Vertebrate Paleontology, April 2014<p>Submission: 4 November 2013. Acceptance: …

Tiny land-dwelling carnivore evolved into huge vegetarians

The earliest ancestor of land-dwelling plant eaters has been found, a new study reports, and there's a surprising fact about the beastie: it was a meat lover.<p>If you often bite into a juicy steak, burger or other meat, you might wonder why such an animal would have transitioned to become an …

'Teddy bear' carnivore emerges from the mists of Ecuador

Olinguito is first new carnivore identified in western hemisphere for 35 years, bringing 100 years of mistaken identity to an end<p>A small, wide-eyed beast with luxuriant orange fur has been identified as a new species more than 100 years after it first went on display in the world's museums.<p>The …

Carnivorous giant platypus with sharp teeth once roamed Australia

A giant, carnivorous platypus with fearsome teeth once roamed the waterways of Australia, researchers have discovered.<br>The newly identified species, dubbed <i>Obdurodon tharalkooschild</i>, measured about a metre long, double the size of its modern-day equivalent.<br>Within the distinctive platypus beak, the …

Ancient Arboreal Mammal Discovered at Root of Carnivore Family Tree

A small, tree-dwelling mammal is the ancestor of lions, tigers, bears, and other fierce modern carnivores now found around the globe.<p>Pouncing lions, fish-swallowing seals, and even your bone-chewing family dog can all trace their roots back to a small, tree-dwelling ancestor. Bones unearthed from a …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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The dinosaur ‘chicken from hell’ http://ow.ly/uLwCC Below: YOU BIG CHICKEN With its feathered and clawed arms and a head crest, the newly discovered dinosaur Anzu wyliei may have looked like a reptilian version of a 3.5-meter-long chicken, as in this artist’s illustration. Credit: COURTESY OF BOB WALTERS