Monstrous 'gorgons' survived a mass extinction, but they were a 'dead clade walking'

Dec 5, 2022
As a kid, I only thought about dinosaurs. But years ago when I heard of the Permian creatures, I was blown away. An entirely different dominant lineage (synapsids I think) ruled the Earth, and to be the first on land, for tens of millions of years. The Gorgonopsians are as weird as they are terrifying to contemplate.