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(Live Science)   Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet. Also found was the oldest fossilized ball of yarn   (livescience.com) divider line 16
    More: Cool, cats, fossils, Tibet, Tibetan Plateau, snow leopards, clouded leopard, physical features, geological history  
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2013-11-13 09:23:01 AM
Found in Katmandu?
 
2013-11-13 09:55:40 AM
Where's the oldest hairball?
 
2013-11-13 10:03:00 AM
Was it found next to he oldest red dot?
 
2013-11-13 10:04:15 AM
Fossilized Litter box provides new incite regarding ancient Tibetan culture.
 
2013-11-13 11:01:36 AM
Jumped to this link after the one about Creationist Museum shenanigans.  Got a pop-up for the McD's 'Rib' Sandwich.

/surely another sign that these are the End of Days

//and yet those sandwiches aren't *that* bad, in a pinch
 
2013-11-13 11:16:47 AM
The real link:  http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1774/20132686

Fark me if I can find a decent full skeletal image at the moment tho.
 
2013-11-13 11:28:55 AM
That wasn't a ball of yarn, that was a hairball.
 
2013-11-13 12:03:29 PM
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-11-13 12:09:26 PM

WordsnCollision: [farm1.staticflickr.com image 444x366]


*slow clap*

+1
 
2013-11-13 12:35:54 PM
And below it?  The oldest caption.
 
2013-11-13 01:12:31 PM

WordsnCollision: [farm1.staticflickr.com image 444x366]


worlds oldest cat thread pic
 
2013-11-13 01:32:50 PM
Found nearby:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-13 01:36:51 PM
The article doesn't say how big the pussy was.
 
2013-11-13 08:04:21 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-13 08:43:40 PM

Hiro-ACiD: The real link:  http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1774/20132686

Fark me if I can find a decent full skeletal image at the moment tho.


No institutional access here, but I'd be surprised if they even attempted one.
 
2013-11-13 11:15:37 PM
Derp. It's OA. All they had was skull material. Pretty hard to do a full body reconstruction with any accuracy using only that.
 
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