Paleontologist Finds Giant Carnivore Fossil in Museum Draw During Lunch Break 

A paleontologist was surprised when he looked into a drawer at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya during his lunch break and discovered the fossil of an ancient, giant carnivore.

Dr. Matthew Borths says he was searching around some drawers when he made the surprising discovery. His area of expertise just so happened to be in an order of extinct meat-eating mammals called the hyaenodonta.

Borths happened to recognize the lower jaw bone as a hyaenodont, although he could not determine the species. From there, he did some more research and consulted with his fellow researchers, determining that he had found a new species, the largest in Africa for its time.

Source: Giant carnivore fossil found in museum drawer by palaeontologist on his lunch break – Science News – ABC News

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