Thursday, 7 January 2016

Mammals Predating T. rex ”Uproot Mammal Family Tree”

Taeniolabis taoensis is probably related to the recent find. Image courtesy of Robert Bruce Horsfall (1869–1948), public domain.

Joel Kontinen

Evolutionists would not expect to find many mammal fossils in the Triassic strata, as they thought that the few mouse like creatures began diversifying in the Jurassic.

Now, research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that they were wrong, although the direction might be a bit of a surprise.

Charles Choi writes in Live Science:

Three-dimensional computer models of fossils from a tiny mouse-size creature that lived about 210 million years ago in what is now Greenland clear up a long-standing mammal mystery. The high-tech analysis of the fossils suggests that mammals originated more than 30 million years more recently than previously suggested, the researchers say.

Paleontologists analyzed fossils of haramiyids, extinct relatives of modern mammals that lived about 210 million years ago.”

Live Science says that this discovery “uproots the mammal family tree”.

The problem with Darwinian trees is that they tend to follow the example of London Bridge in the children’s song, i.e. fall down. Most of them look like an orchard, something that Bible-believers have said decades ago.

Recently, we also heard about Jurassic squirrels and flowering plants that grew during the dino era.

Just what we would expect, as Genesis is history.


Choi, Charles Q. 2015. Ancient Mouse-Size Creature Uproots Mammal Family Tree. Live Science (16 December).