Predators

Weirdo Manta Shark Found Fossilised in Mexican Limestone

Weirdo Manta Shark Found Fossilised in Mexican Limestone

Paleontologists have announced the discovery of an extraordinary fossil shark in Mexico. They describe Aquilolamna milarcae, a Late Cretaceous shark that was wider than it was long, with an oddly slender pair of pectoral fins. This shark, far from a ferocious biter, may have survived by eating plankton.

The Tasmanian Tiger was Hunted to Extinction as a ‘Large Predator’

The Tasmanian Tiger was Hunted to Extinction as a ‘Large Predator’

Until it was hunted to extinction, the thylacine – also known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf – was the world’s largest marsupial predator. However, our new research shows it was in fact only about half as large as previously thought. So perhaps it wasn’t such a big bad…