Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New group of Equihominids discovered

Scientists who exhumed the original skeleton of Equihominid aprilis near Volos, Greece in 1980 report that they have uncovered more than a dozen new individuals in the exposed shoreline sediments near Samsun in northern Turkey.

"The preservation of these fossils is extraordinary," said Project Director Manolis Ipponikos, who led a team from the Istanbul University of Turkey. "Having a larger sample size of these rare specimens allows us to better understand the variability of this species."

According to Professor Ipponikos, fish bones were found in the stomach contents of the centaurines, along with spearpoints nearby, which points to a pescetarian diet. "Some of the male skeletons exhibited healed postcranial injuries," he said, "suggesting that they had previously engaged in some form of violent conflict."

However, the creatures appear to have perished from a mass drowning event, most likely when the Black Sea was inundated from the Bosphorus, as suggested by Walter Pitman's Black Sea deluge hypothesis. Radiocarbon evidence from the skeletons confirms the  6500BC date for the flooding event.
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williamblomstrom said...

This is great, thanks for the fun. ;-)

Marian B said...

A horse is a horse, of course of course!



Willow's Quiet Corner said...

What a great discovery!

Reminds me of an article I read in Discover magazine many years ago that garnered a lot of attention. Aprile Pazzo stumbled on a strange phenomenon.

Bon Poisson d'avril! ;)

Eugene Arenhaus said...

Proportions on those skeletons don't match the known historical depictions of the creature! I call hoax!

Yorky said...

Haha great one ;-)

Dennis said...

This is Great :D

thatcatgirl said...

Great visuals!

Richard Last said...

Oh you, you're just horsing around.

Ο σκύλος της Βάλια Κάλντα said...

Being Greek I can see a small word play with the name of the proffesor.

Manolis Andronikos was a famous greek archeologist. Ippos is the greek word for horse. So, Manolis Ipponikos is Manolis Andronikos for Centaurs!

Very well done!

Jose Pardo said...


Lou said...

Holy smokes! I didn't realize the post about the Obama's hanging Disney animation art was a 1 April joke until looking back on the included hyperlinks this morning.
Touche Monsieur Gurney, touche.

Jennifer Branch said...

Hilarious! Thank you!

Janet Oliver said...

Happy April Fool's Day!

Roelof Venter said...

Is that guy pooping a fish??

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