the ghostly origins of the big cats

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2019-05-16

learn more about expressvpn https www.expressvpn.com eons all of today rsquo s big cat species evolved less than 11 million years ago and yet their evolutionary history remains an almost total mystery. but scientists have recently discovered a major clue about the origins of the big cats one that could provide a whole new starting place for solving this puzzle. thanks to ceri thomas for the excellent panthera blytheae and panthera atrox check out more of ceri s paleoart at http alphynix.tumblr.com and http nixillustration.com produced in collaboration with pbs digital studios http youtube.com pbsdigitalstudios thank you to our amazing cenozoic patreon patron patrick seifert and to the following patreon patrons for helping make eons possible katie fichtner anthony callaghan stefan weber ilya murashov charles kahle robert amling po foon kwong larry wilson merri snaidman renzo caimi ordenes john vanek neil h. gray esmeralda rupp spangle gregory donovan الخليفي سلطان gabriel cortez marcus lejon robert ar eacute valo robert hill todd dittman betsy radley ps philip slingerland jose garcia eric vonk tony wamsley henrik peteri jonathan wright jon monteiro james bording brad nicholls miles chaston michael mcclellan jeff graham maria humphrey nathan paskett connor jensen daisuke goto hubert rady gregory kintz tyson cleary chandler bass maly lor joao ascensao tsee lee sarah fritts jacob gerke alex yan if you d like to support the channel head over to http patreon.com eons and pledge for some cool rewards want to follow eons elsewhere on the internet facebook https www.facebook.com eonsshow twitter https twitter.com eonsshow instagram https www.instagram.com eonsshow references tseng z. j. et al. 2014 . himalayan fossils of the oldest known pantherine establish ancient origin of big cats. proceedings of the royal society b 281 20132686. johnson w. et al. 2006 . the late miocene radiation of modern felidae a genetic assessment. science 311 73 77. davis b. et al. 2010 . supermatrix and species tree methods resolve phylogenetic relationships within the big cats panthera carnivora felidae . molecular phylogenetics and evolution 56 64 76. turner a. and ant oacute n m. 1997 . the big cats and their fossil relatives. new york columbia university press. werderlin l. and lewis m.e. 2005 . plio pleistocene carnivora of eastern africa species richness and turnover patterns. zoological journal of the linnean society 144 121 ndash 144. zhou y. et al. 2017 . comprehensive species set revealing the phylogeny and biogeography of feliformia mammalia carnivora based on mitochondrial dna. plos one 12 3 e0174902.

2019-11-20

Simple. They came from Thundera

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closetdrakefan

2019-11-19

Gorgons are the ancestors of big cats

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Marcel Al Kees

2019-11-18

cats arent from earth. they came from Thundera

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Matty Matt

2019-11-17

How do they know the lineage is 11 million years if they don’t have 11 million year old fossils?

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Allan Bullock

2019-11-17

Cx

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Ghostmane 666

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