Archaeoptryx & Mesohippus

On July 7, 2011 by lazerhorse

I like Dinosaurs and ancient beasts, you’d be an idiot not to. I enjoy thinking about their lumbering frames smashing through the trees and I like to imagine the huge raucous noises that would have come from a Jurassic forest. Maybe I’m a saddo that never grew out of the idea of real live monsters, but try thinking about the amount of gas and aroma that would come from a Dinosaur guff. Truly impressive.


Archaeopteryx lived in the Late Jurassic Period around 150 million years ago, in what is now southern Germany during a time when Europe was an archipelago of islands in a shallow warm tropical sea, much closer to the equator than it is now.”

“Unlike modern birds, Archaeopteryx had small teeth as well as a long bony tail, features which Archaeopteryx shared with other dinosaurs of the time”

“The first remains of Archaeopteryx were discovered in 1861; just two years after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. Archaeopteryx seemed to confirm Darwin’s theories and has since become a key piece of evidence for the origin of birds, the transitional fossils debate, and confirmation of evolution


Mesohippus ancient horse
“an extinct genus of early horse. It lived some 40 to 30 million years ago from the late Eocene to the mid-Oligocene. Like many fossil horses, Mesohippus was common in North America”

“Mesohippus had longer legs than its predecessor Hyracotherium and stood about 60 cm {6 hands} tall. It had also lost a toe and stood predominantly on its middle toe, although the other two were also used. The face of Mesohippus was longer and larger than earlier equids. It had a slight facial fossa, or depression, in the skull. The eyes were rounder, and were set wider apart and farther back than in Hyracotherium.”

TINY LITTLE HORSES!!!! How cool would that be? Horses 60 cm tall?! Awesome.





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