Whose snout is this?

This, this is Diplocaulus
A lepospondyl amphibian
Praise, praise, praise to Ron Pine:
He won himself the blue ribbon.

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Whose snout is this?

Whose snout is this, from Permian days,
On your computer is showing?
Submit your guess (ten words or less)
If you believe you are knowing.

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Parahippus cognatus!

Those were the teeth, by gum, of Parahippus cognatus, a Miocene ancestor of the modern horse. And they’re especially interesting because Parahippus and its descendants were grazers, rather than browsers, specializing in eating grasses. Do you see that in the teeth with their high crowns and their fancy surfaces?

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Whose teeth are these?

Whose teeth are these? If you think you know the answer, write it on a postcard or on a cast of a giant anteater skull, and mail it to NCSE, PO Box 9477, Berkeley CA 94709-0477. Or just leave a comment below.

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Last week I opted to manifest, yet again, my undying love for xenarthrans to help get you through your Friday. This week’s particular photo was a zoomed-in view of what I think is definitely a top contender for my #1 favorite xenarthran of all time: the glyptodont.

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