Hey i want to learn more about prehistoric mammals. Specifically the ones that came after dinosaurs and before human Beings took over the world.It saddens me how little stuff there is on them compared to the dinosaurs.just any documentaries,websites or videos that would teach me a lot about the amazing animals during those times. thank you for your help. Also another small question. i was obsessed with "Walking with Prehistoric beasts" when i was younger and i just recently rewatched it but how accurate is it. because i heard that walking with dinosaurs and other prehistoric shows or movies often have a lot of problems.
walking with prehistoric beasts but a lot of smaller details are incorrect or new evidence has invalidated it like for example Gastornis was most likely a herbivore rather a then carnivore
the public doesn't have much interest in Cenozoic mammals, so there isn't much out there in the form of videos aimed at adults.
Scientists are the opposite, they're way more interested in mammals than in dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. There's probably 20 times more scientific articles on extinct mammals than there are on any other group of animals.
It doesn't get much more boring than reading scientific papers though. It's like drowning slowly in lukewarm vanilla pudding while listening to news about british golfing tournaments.
our ancestors were pretty much just a bunch of retarded rats and guinea pigs.
no one wants to see that.
What is that based on? I'm genuinely interested.
Because when I look at a large bird like that with a large sharp beak, I'm thinking hunter right off the bat. Might just be some retarded shit like when scientists were saying that T. Rex might have been a scavenger. Give me a break.
>Because when I look at a large bird like that with a large sharp beak, I'm thinking hunter right off the bat.
thats not how it works.
looks like the most compelling evidence is from c12/c13 isotope studies of bone. Because certain carbon isotopes accumulate in meat but aren't common in plants we can tell what an animal ate by counting the isotopes ratio in their bones.
Check these guys out OP. They're pretty boss prehistoric mammalian predators.
I like the dinosaur tail coming out of his ass.
they just got phased out slowly environmental stress probably put the nail in the coffin for them with Titanis being the last one in the early Plesitocene but hey the terror birds did do a lot better then the Sebecosuchids and Sparassodonts
There's actually quite a few documentaries out there on prehistoric mammals, albeit they're often on the same species :/ You can find a lot of them on YouTube like the Extinct (2001) TV series, Prehistoric Predators (2007), What Killed The Mega Beasts? (2002) and Monsters We Met (2004).
you may not like his example but he's absolutely right.
Gastornis was long thought to be a predator based on the beak. But molecular evidence killed that interpretation. When someone's guess based on morphology disagrees with solid molecular evidence, the guess loses.
Its diet probably consisted mainly of plant materal (Fruits, nuts, seeds, other such material) but i doubt it would have passed up the odd insect or grub, or carrion for that matter.
For example, Dromornis stirtoni from Australia was thought to be a large carnovorious hunter, but is now thought to be a slower moving herbovore or omnivore, with a strong hardy beak used for crushing hard fruits or nuts.
But i doubt it would have turned its beak up at carrion or other foods like it.
hmmm non dinosaur prehistoric thread... yes non dinosaur prehistoric thread
post the prehistoric monsters if ya got em