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Wow, looks like I missed out on a lot

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I was reading this the other day. Quite a cool (no pun intended) find.

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Welcome… to Cenozoic park

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puns

JK!

All kidding aside, I’m kinda excited to see what we will learn from the specimen, and how it could potentially effect our understanding of bear evolution and the morphology of extinct species of bears.

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It seems like some ceratopsians like Triceratops had more in common with elephants than rhinos, as it appears Trike had a less developed sense of smell, but far greater hearing, and may have been able to communicate in low-level frequencies between individuals and herds, like modern elephants do. https://peerj.com/articles/9888/?fbclid=IwAR0lezJrKo_GNPEuSvaOR1bzZkjkIwvX-Tt4kDyfLUD3rz42r9SFUlHlUhw

And we get a glimpse into the early evolution of sperm whales https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14772019.2020.1805520?fbclid=IwAR3ck8rC-VgU7YFaboeUloEC6WNs0Byw10KkvbgYJiYVr4xu_CHXDjWdLgQ&forwardService=showFullText&tokenAccess=UH3DCID3H3Q4YRXJQK3Z&tokenDomain=eprints&doi=10.1080%2F14772019.2020.1805520&doi=10.1080%2F14772019.2020.1805520&doi=10.1080%2F14772019.2020.1805520&target=10.1080%2F14772019.2020.1805520&journalCode=tjsp20

And we have evidence of predation on titanosaurs…well, the hatchlings anyway, by crocodyliforms https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-71975-y

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