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For any of you who haven't heard of The Velvet Claw...SHAME ON YOU! GO WATCH THE EPISODES RIGHT NOW!

It's a very good documentary talking about the evolution and rise of the great carnivorans. It's a really good 90's doc. Don't believe me? Ask Darren Naish.

blogs.scientificamerican.com/t…

The blog post sums up the entire Velvet Claw series, but if you want, you can search up the episodes if you want.

Anyway, here ya go. One of the episode remakes I made on the series. I'll put up the others later.

1. The Carnassial Connection
66 million years ago, the mighty non-avian dinosaurs, the greatest hunters to ever walk the Earth, went extinct. In their place, who would take the title as top predator? First, the snakes took the challenge, and grew into 12 meter long giants that could large fish and small crocodilians, but this massive monster would die out shortly after due to climate change. Later, massive birds with deadly beaks and claws evolved to run down their prey, while some metatherian mammals evolved into powerhouse hunters and scavengers. These hunters ruled South America, but while successful, they to would face extinction. The giant killer metatherians would die out around 3 million years ago, while the terror birds would die out around 2 million years ago due to climate change. So in time, they would disappear, but competition as too who would take over the North continued. Running crocodilians evolved to chase down prey. they ruled for some time over the northern hemisphere, but disappeared around the Middle Eocene. Once the running crocs were gone, the placental mammals came into power. The ungulates, a normally herbivorous group, evolved deadly carnivorous forms, such as pig-like omnivores the size of small cows, but were closely related to hippos, and others that were dog-like in build, but they too would die out. They also ha to contend with the hyaenodonts, deadly carnivorous predators that would take over the world for several millions of years. Many grew huge, larger than modern day tigers, while others evolved deadly bone-crushing jaws. Some even evolved saber-teeth. These killers however, would soon die out as well, leaving all of the contenders to the predator's throne extinct, all but one: Miacis. While small, this arboreal hunter would give rise to the deadliest dynasty of killers since the non-avian dinosaurs.
I propose we stop calling Megatherids "ground sloths" and start calling them "cave sloths".
Why?
CAUSE THEY LIVE IN AND MAKE CAVES!
i0.wp.com/www.ufrgs.br/paleoto…
That is from the smaller genra, and you may be saying "BUT THAT ISN'T A CAVE! THAT'S JUST A BIG BURROW".

Alright fine, than try to imagine about how big of a cave a giant megatherid, like Megatherium could make. Oh wait, you don't have to, because we already found Megatherium "burrows"
1.bp.blogspot.com/-6bT_it65Y1c…
3.bp.blogspot.com/-TRbX9Pl6T3M…
twilightbeasts.files.wordpress…

Believe me now when I say to call them "cave sloths"?
Another thing that is an even bigger shock than that reassessment paper on dinosaurian taxonomy.

www.sciencedirect.com/science/…

Proganochelys WAS AQUATIC.
Speaking of downsizing, all those 6-7 meter estimates for Crocodylus anthropophagus are probably very, very wrong.
Oh, BTW, I'm thinking of making a Walking With Beasts special on the Pakistany whales of the Eocene since there are SO MANY PAKISTANY EOCENE WHALES!!!!!!!!!!
For any of you who haven't heard of The Velvet Claw...SHAME ON YOU! GO WATCH THE EPISODES RIGHT NOW!

It's a very good documentary talking about the evolution and rise of the great carnivorans. It's a really good 90's doc. Don't believe me? Ask Darren Naish.

blogs.scientificamerican.com/t…

The blog post sums up the entire Velvet Claw series, but if you want, you can search up the episodes if you want.

Anyway, here ya go. One of the episode remakes I made on the series. I'll put up the others later.

1. The Carnassial Connection
66 million years ago, the mighty non-avian dinosaurs, the greatest hunters to ever walk the Earth, went extinct. In their place, who would take the title as top predator? First, the snakes took the challenge, and grew into 12 meter long giants that could large fish and small crocodilians, but this massive monster would die out shortly after due to climate change. Later, massive birds with deadly beaks and claws evolved to run down their prey, while some metatherian mammals evolved into powerhouse hunters and scavengers. These hunters ruled South America, but while successful, they to would face extinction. The giant killer metatherians would die out around 3 million years ago, while the terror birds would die out around 2 million years ago due to climate change. So in time, they would disappear, but competition as too who would take over the North continued. Running crocodilians evolved to chase down prey. they ruled for some time over the northern hemisphere, but disappeared around the Middle Eocene. Once the running crocs were gone, the placental mammals came into power. The ungulates, a normally herbivorous group, evolved deadly carnivorous forms, such as pig-like omnivores the size of small cows, but were closely related to hippos, and others that were dog-like in build, but they too would die out. They also ha to contend with the hyaenodonts, deadly carnivorous predators that would take over the world for several millions of years. Many grew huge, larger than modern day tigers, while others evolved deadly bone-crushing jaws. Some even evolved saber-teeth. These killers however, would soon die out as well, leaving all of the contenders to the predator's throne extinct, all but one: Miacis. While small, this arboreal hunter would give rise to the deadliest dynasty of killers since the non-avian dinosaurs.

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TheTerritorialTrike Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
Thanks for the watch!
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105697 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
you're welcome.
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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch. 😀
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105697 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
you're welcome
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ThePastHappened Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make some pretty nice silhouettes! I wish you luck on deviantart.
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105697 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2016
Thank you, though the sils are not mine. They are by my people who make great skeletals and sils, like :iconrandomdinos:, :iconpaleo-king:, :iconbricksmashtv:, :iconpaleop:, :iconfranoys:, :iconscotthartman:, :iconasier-larramendi:,and many others.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch
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105697 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2016
you're welcome.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
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105697 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
you're welcome
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