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40 million years before dinosaurs, a human-sized salamander with four-inch fangs, named “Gaiasia jennyae,” was the apex predator. Unearthed in Namibia, this 280-million-year-old amphibian had a unique two-foot-long skull and a big, flat, toilet seat-shaped head, allowing it to ambush prey in swamps and lakes. The study, published in “Nature,” highlights its interlocking large fangs and reliance on surprise rather than speed for hunting.

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2024/07/05/lifestyle/human-sized-fanged-salamander-cold-provide-evolutionary-clues/