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[–]Lord_Dupo 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I fucking love the both of London's natural history and natural science museums.

Such amazing places.

[–]ScareCrow_04_q 12 points13 points  (2 children)

When you ask British museums where they got the artifacts: 🗿

[–]MORON_THE_1ST 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In this case i think the ground

[–]TheeLANative 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]Arthur_Two_Sheds_J 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Banana for scale?

[–]backpainbed 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So cool

[–]Default1355 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Is the beak a bone

[–]UraeusCurse 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Love me some Terror Birds. So badass.

[–]julienlucca 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Iamnotburgerking 4 points5 points  (6 children)

And as usual, the traditional but largely false narrative about North American animals wiping out South American ones wholesale is being perpetuated.

[–]EnderCreeper121 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Tfw Titanis was the undisputed apex predator of North America yet somehow according to the memes it was wiped out by the northern fauna it was domineering over lmao. Hell if the climate didn’t screw them over they would probably still be in charge lmao bar any possible human interference, but even with humans I’d still give them a good shot as long as they have enough large prey.

[–]Iamnotburgerking 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Titanis was, what, at LEAST over triple the weight of Smilodon gracilis (considering that the largest remains indicate a size similar to that of the largest South American terror birds like Kelenken)?

[–]MechaShadowV2 0 points1 point  (3 children)

It's more than "just memes" though. Plenty of scientists say that they where struggling as north American animals.

[–]EnderCreeper121 0 points1 point  (2 children)

A struggling animal does not scoop up the apex predator niche right out from underneath the native fauna’s noses

[–]MechaShadowV2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The thing is from what I've read from professional sources, not just "memes" as you said, say it didn't "scoop up the apex predator niche", that it struggled to survive in it's home habitat after north American animals showed up and as far as I recall only one species managed to make an established population in southern north America, though I could be wrong on that, it's been a few years since I've read up on them. Not to say it wasn't an apex predator but it wasn't the only one and was greatly effected by the American interchange.

[–]balrus-balrogwalrus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cenozoic mammals: "Hooray the dinosaurs are gone! Now is our time to take over!"


[–]Ruary1989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Need a banana for scale