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Ancient superpredator that lived 328 million years ago was 'the T. rex of its time'

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Whatcheeria deltae was an early four-legged vertebrate known as a tetrapod. The predator lived around 328 million years ago during the early Carboniferous period. It lived in what is now the American Midwest and grew to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long.
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