Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Big Cat Update

Big cats’ oldest ancestor Panthera blytheae discovered in Tibetan Himalayas: Scientists have found in the Tibetan Himalayas the fossil skull of the oldest known big cat, the precursor to all modern lions, tigers and leopards, pushing back the fossil record of these animals by at least 2m years and lending weight to the idea that they evolved in Asia, rather than Africa, where the previous oldest fossil was found.

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