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To figure out how Thrinaxodon and Broomistega became entombed together, scientists looked at the burrow itself, along with their fossilized bones. And it looks like their luck ran out, when a behavior that usually would’ve helped them survive just didn’t work.
Special thanks to Julio Lacerda (https://twitter.com/JulioTheArtist) for the excellent Thrinaxodon and Broomistega illustrations for this episode!
Here is the study we primarily discuss in this episode:
Fernandez V, Abdala F, Carlson KJ, Cook DC, Rubidge BS, Yates A, et al. (2013) Synchrotron Reveals Early Triassic Odd Couple: Injured Amphibian and Aestivating Therapsid Share Burrow. PLoS ONE 8(6): e64978. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0064978
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