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April 7, 2010

Fedexia striegeli

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Pictured above in an artist's rendering, it was a meat-eating tusked amphibian whose fossil remains were discovered near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"Scientists named the 300-million-year-old Fedexia striegali as a gesture of thanks to to the FedEx shipping company, which owns the land where the fossils were found," wrote Christine Dell'Amore in a March 15, 2010 National Geographic News story.

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Yes, that was big around here but not as big as finding the team fossil "Wininglessa Piratious".

Posted by: JoePeach | Apr 7, 2010 4:49:46 PM

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