August 1, 2012
Inostrancevia alexandri by Julio Lacerda
”(…) Inostrancevia alexandri was one of the biggest gorgonopsids, living at the very end of the Permian. Being the size of a bear, it was the apex predator of it’s environment and represents the classical gorgonopsid, with saber-like teeth and a rather feline silhouette. The last individuals of this species likely witnessed (and perished because of) the sucessive volcanic eruptions and lava spills of the Siberian traps, which is the scenario explored in the image up top: a surprised Inostrancevia gets surrounded by a cloud of dust and poisonous gases raised by a brief earthquake that preceded the thundering sound of a volcano awakening.” Full post

Inostrancevia alexandri by Julio Lacerda

”(…) Inostrancevia alexandri was one of the biggest gorgonopsids, living at the very end of the Permian. Being the size of a bear, it was the apex predator of it’s environment and represents the classical gorgonopsid, with saber-like teeth and a rather feline silhouette. The last individuals of this species likely witnessed (and perished because of) the sucessive volcanic eruptions and lava spills of the Siberian traps, which is the scenario explored in the image up top: a surprised Inostrancevia gets surrounded by a cloud of dust and poisonous gases raised by a brief earthquake that preceded the thundering sound of a volcano awakening.” Full post

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