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(NBC News)   The mass extinction event of the dinosaurs was bad for most of them, but surprisingly good for saber-toothed pig dogs   (science.nbcnews.com) divider line 27
    More: Interesting, dinosaurs, Museum of Natural History, Permian, meteorite impact, museum collections, Pangaea, apex predator, extinction events  
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2013-04-30 08:50:06 AM  
Saber-toothed?  Pig-Dogs?

So...  Americans?  We've been called pig-dogs before, but a saber-toothed pig-dog?  I'm going to waste a few minutes picturing that now...  Thanks subby.
 
2013-04-30 08:52:37 AM  
Man bear pig?
 
2013-04-30 08:54:43 AM  
Sound like perfect subject matter for a new reality show:  Redneck Paleontologists

"Whut we got heer, is the bones from one'a them there saber-toothed pig-dogs"
 
2013-04-30 08:57:46 AM  
Wanna know how I know you didn't RTFA, subby?

The Permian extinction predated the mass extinction event of the dinosaurs (the K-T event) by millions of years. Mammal-like reptiles that survived the Permian extinction are thought to have evolved into early mammals during the Triassic. Advanced archosaurs that survived the Permian extinction gave rise to dinosaurs and birds. Mammals remained small and inconsequential fauna for most of the Mesozoic.
 
2013-04-30 08:59:28 AM  
"Niiice Doggie!"

/Ghostbusters oblig
 
2013-04-30 09:00:12 AM  
RTFA, subtard. They're talking about the mass extinction event BEFORE the dinosaurs, not the one that killed them off.
 
2013-04-30 09:03:12 AM  
Subby can't read.  This isn't about the Cretaceous Paleogene extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago, its the Permian Triassic extinction event about 250 million years ago that paved the way for the dinosaurs, which is the point of the article.
 
2013-04-30 09:07:11 AM  
Pig dog. Pig lizard. Whatever

wodumedia.com
 
2013-04-30 09:09:10 AM  
Are those the things that keep showing up in Champions of Norath 2?
 
2013-04-30 09:16:09 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
Pigdogs.
 
2013-04-30 09:18:15 AM  
Another great band name.
 
2013-04-30 09:31:14 AM  

Revek: Man bear pig?


I'm super, duper, serial!
 
2013-04-30 09:54:49 AM  
I'll grant I'm not well acquainted with the species. But based on the name, it seems unlikely sabre-toothed pig dogs were dinosaurs.
 
2013-04-30 09:55:20 AM  
Let me join the chorus of Subby, WTF?

\\ Don't forget RIF
\ Reading is FUNDAMENTAL
 
2013-04-30 10:01:08 AM  
Meh. Robert Bakker wrote about this 30 years ago in his DINOSAUR HERESIES
 
2013-04-30 10:17:13 AM  

redTiburon: Meh. Robert Bakker wrote about this 30 years ago in his DINOSAUR HERESIES



Raptor Red was more fun to read.
 
2013-04-30 10:25:29 AM  
Oh come on, a drawing? They couldn't come up with a decent photo? Lazy bums.
 
2013-04-30 10:42:03 AM  
This archosaur wasn't even a mammal, subby. You want to see a cool archomammal? Look up the Terminator Pig.
 
2013-04-30 10:54:24 AM  

RedVentrue: This archosaur wasn't even a mammal, subby. You want to see a cool archomammal? Look up the Terminator Pig.


[googles "terminator pig"]

Holy fraggin poop.

That's one big bad pig.
 
2013-04-30 11:15:45 AM  
Or how about the Castoroides, a prehistoric species of beaver growing up to 8 feet long and more than 200 lbs.

That's some big beaver.
 
2013-04-30 11:22:44 AM  
1) Subby did not RTFA.
2) The article is clearly written by someone who has no idea what he's talking about; the saber-toothed pig-dogs were synapsids, more closely related to mammals than dinosaurs, and certainly not dinosaurs' "direct ancestors", as they are called in the article. About two minutes on Google would make that perfectly clear, but I guess that is the state of modern journalism, isn't it?
 
2013-04-30 11:38:15 AM  
malaktus nails this.

Also, this is definitely some kind of dog. Look how it is marking that tree.
 
2013-04-30 11:41:37 AM  

malaktaus: 1) Subby did not RTFA.
2) The article is clearly written by someone who has no idea what he's talking about; the saber-toothed pig-dogs were synapsids, more closely related to mammals than dinosaurs, and certainly not dinosaurs' "direct ancestors", as they are called in the article. About two minutes on Google would make that perfectly clear, but I guess that is the state of modern journalism, isn't it?


Hey, it's 2013 and it's all about the click-throughs. Facts are nice and interesting and all that, [snooze], but in the end it's the hits that matter because those translate to trackable metrics and product placement and market share and What Not. Get with the times, fact-nerd, quit worrying about what's inside the box and focus on the Total Package. If the label's ugly or boring or dumb, nobody's going to open it anyway so all of your facts will be like so much packing material, tossed out in the trash with the fish guts and the soiled undergarments.
 
2013-04-30 12:34:44 PM  
Came to say that this is about the P-Tr extinction, not the K-T extinction, but I see that's been covered.

The lesser known End-Triassic extinction  is what really gave the dinosaurs a boost though, otherwise we'd be up to our asses in a menagerie of crocodiles (crurotarsi).

It's interesting that we typically think each class of animal had only one shot on top, but including synapsids, mammals had two, and the birds gave dinosaurs a second wind, so it's not necessarily such a fragile proposition.
 
2013-04-30 03:12:49 PM  
Makes one wonder what sort of speciation the current extinction is going to cause.
 
2013-04-30 03:59:43 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

"I'm so proud of my great x 5,000,000 grandchildren, ruling the world after those overstuffed lizards bit it. Keep it up, kids!"

/wish humans had kept the genes for a sail
 
2013-04-30 09:24:51 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: /wish humans had kept the genes for a sail


We do, just turn 'em on a little longer and grow out the spinous process on your vertebrae.
 
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