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

Dec 5, 2022
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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.
 

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