150m year-old termite eater
April 1, 2005 8:17 AM   Subscribe

Who ate termites first?
Ancient rat-like, mammals.
posted by dfowler (7 comments total)
another superfluous comma for you: ,
posted by dfowler at 8:29 AM on April 1, 2005

Interesting! Great post.

Dawkins observes that he's surprised no burrowing dinosaur has been fouind, given that burrowing is a way to make a living that, as the linked articles explain, has separately attracted several otherwise unrelated species to convergently evolve.

Perhaps Fruitafossor windscheffelia is part of the answer?
posted by orthogonality at 9:22 AM on April 1, 2005

Please forgive this unrelated link.
posted by dfowler at 9:57 AM on April 1, 2005

i've seen that face before ... in a horrible, horrible nightmare ...
posted by pyramid termite at 10:03 AM on April 1, 2005

Who you calling a d0uche?
posted by breezeway at 11:08 AM on April 1, 2005

posted by dfowler at 11:17 AM on April 1, 2005

The Fruitafossor has been extinct for 150 million years and here I am. Try again, mammals.
posted by Termite at 11:23 AM on April 1, 2005

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