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Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nobody: 7:06pm On Apr 27, 2020
Africa's Sahara may have been 'the most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth', a palaeontological study has concluded.

A team of international researchers found that what is today the famous desert region was home to 'ferocious predators' around 100 million years ago.

At this time, the Sahara was a vast river system that played host to flying reptiles and crocodile-like hunters.

The team reviewed fossils from a set of Cretaceous-age rocks in south-eastern Morocco referred to by experts as the 'Kem Kem Group'.

They found that three of the largest predatory dinosaurs of the time lived in the Sahara at that time.

These included the sabre-toothed Carcharodontosaurus, which was more than 26 feet (8 metres) long with enormous jaws and long, serrated teeth each of which is up to 7.8 inches (20 centimetres) in length.

Also living in the region was the 26 feet-long Deltadromeus, a member of the raptor family with long, slender hind limbs — as well as the predatory flying reptiles pterosaurs, and crocodile-like hunters.

'This was arguably the most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth,' said paper author and palaeontologist Nizar Ibrahim of the University of Portsmouth.

The Sahara of 100 million years ago, he added, was 'a place where a human time-traveller would not last very long.'

What did live in abundance in the region, however, was fish — on which the predators would have relied for food, paper author David Martill of the University of Portsmouth explained.

'This place was filled with absolutely enormous fish, including giant coelacanths and lungfish,' Professor Martill added.

'The coelacanth, for example, is probably four or even five times large than today’s coelacanth.'

'There is an enormous freshwater saw shark called onchopristis with the most fearsome of rostral teeth — they are like barbed daggers, but beautifully shiny.'

The full findings of the study were published in the journal ZooKeys.
Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8253453/Africa-s-Sahara-dangerous-place-Earth-100-million-years-ago.html

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by chatinent: 7:12pm On Apr 27, 2020
Reminds me of our tour to Snake Island and one of our crew members was saying 'let's go down and become adventurous' only for the support crew to reprimand us only if we wanted to get dead because every inch lives a snake.

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by ValCon888: 7:19pm On Apr 27, 2020
These animals were the real bad guys back in the day. Man was just a tasty snack like bush rat and life was like living in a nightmare.

Back then, a 40yr old man was considered a very old man because the mortality rate was so high.

If not for the Chicxulub Event, human beings (Homo Sapiens) would not be the Apex predator that they are today.

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nbote(m): 7:20pm On Apr 27, 2020
All dis ppl sef.. Till now it is still technically d most dangerous place as na sand sand full am

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by dawnomike(m): 7:20pm On Apr 27, 2020
This is just how much we humans have changed the world...

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nobody: 7:21pm On Apr 27, 2020
Were you there? OP who told you?

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by DanseMacabre(m): 7:22pm On Apr 27, 2020
Africa is still the most dangerous place on earth. Just that now it's human predators, but all the more bloodthirsty.

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nobody: 7:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
booscy:
Were you there? OP who told you?
Scientist did the research not me, results based on facts and fossils analyzed

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Donald3d(m): 7:40pm On Apr 27, 2020
grin

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by BigTableShaker(f): 7:43pm On Apr 27, 2020
Orisirishi

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by mamapidgin: 7:47pm On Apr 27, 2020
Nawaoo all this things in the Sahara?

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nobody: 8:03pm On Apr 27, 2020
Macsjebs:

Scientist did the research not me, results based on facts and fossils analyzed

Quote the scientists and not report like you were there LIVE

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nobody: 8:04pm On Apr 27, 2020
booscy:


Quote the scientists and not report like you were there LIVE
It's quoted, n source included

Cheers

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by illicit(m): 9:07pm On Apr 27, 2020
Macsjebs:
lalasticlala
Snake dey there?

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nobody: 9:14pm On Apr 27, 2020
illicit:

Snake dey there?
There might have been 'giant snakes' o, lol

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nobody: 7:27am On Apr 28, 2020
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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Nobody: 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
I talk matter wey be true true.. Se.un or mynd4.4 comot am.. They don't like anything dt will expose their flaws


Macsjebs is really doing great work


Explorers where are thou??


Very soon, we will make sure snake also goes into extinction..


I promise

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by lmm4real: 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
undecided
Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by loosecanon50(m): 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
place wen if u land u no go see water drink or any single crop. E still dangerous reach today

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by ignis: 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
Everywhere in the earth was dangerous 100 million years ago.

You cannot confuse my confusion.

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by ahmemmygrey(m): 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
wow..

am impressed

I taught tales like this is only in Hollywood movies
Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Zeezxo(m): 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
1 million years ago.? How old is the earth itself.

They will sha come with fabrications just to let us believe them

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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by wilemer: 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
Mascjebs:
Africa's Sahara may have been 'the most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth', a palaeontological study has concluded.

A team of international researchers found that what is today the famous desert region was home to 'ferocious predators' around 100 million years ago. At this time, the Sahara was a vast river system that played host to flying reptiles and crocodile-like hunters.



cool era
Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by anibi9674: 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by izzyboi(m): 3:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Dididrumz(m): 3:31pm On Apr 28, 2020
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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by IceLip: 3:31pm On Apr 28, 2020
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Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by Onucs(m): 3:31pm On Apr 28, 2020
That's absurd
Re: Africa’s Sahara ‘Most Dangerous Place On Earth’ 100 Million Years Ago (Photo) by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 3:31pm On Apr 28, 2020
But according to Christains and their Bible, they claimed the earth is just 6,000 years.

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