|An extant mudpuppy.|
Dave: Paranecturus garbanii is a new genus and species of fossil salamander from the latest Cretaceous of Montana and is closely related to the modern day mudpuppy of the family Proteidae. P. garbanii is the oldest and only species of proteid salamander known to live prior to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary (~66 million years ago) thus implying that proteid salamanders survived the end Cretaceous mass extinction event.
Here is Dave's paper.
|A helical Palaeocastor burrow with the poor|
burrower preserved at the end.
|The world's continents as they were at the end of the Mesozoic Era|
66,000,000 years ago. Map by Ron Blakey.
|Adam's ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|