I admit I am not quite clear on why Brian Switek felt it was keen to post about the ancient pre-dinosaurian mammal-like synapsids at tor.com, but hey! It’s a great post!
Anyway, linking to the synapsid post gives us a break from BLACK DOG-related news, probably a good thing.
My favorite is Inostrancevia, which I can totally see why it was used as the inspiration for a villain on Primeval, something I did not know until now. Now I kind of want to go watch a few episodes of Primeval.
Go on and click through. It will make today’s mammals look so . . . normal, in comparison. Though of course that is just familiarity. Don’t you think a rhino would fit right in with these distant, distant relatives?