Aquatic sloths
October 12, 2004 12:02 PM   Subscribe

The life and times of Thalassocnus, the aquatic sloth. They're long extinct, but apparently modern sloths are excellent swimmers, so you can imagine how they came to be.
posted by homunculus (5 comments total)
Here's a bit on the evolution of the whale ear. Unfortunately, their ears may now be a liability since we make so much noise.
posted by homunculus at 12:09 PM on October 12, 2004

Very cool, homunculus.
posted by Shane at 7:30 PM on October 12, 2004

Great links. Thank you, homunculus.
posted by Hypharse at 8:36 PM on October 12, 2004

Awesome! I can't wait to see illustrations depicting what these things might have looked like.

Allow me to post the obligatory link to the much-maligned aquatic ape hypothesis.
posted by Eamon at 10:23 AM on October 13, 2004

Thank you, Eamon, for the ape link.
posted by of strange foe at 11:45 AM on October 14, 2004

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