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Scientists want to clone this extinct, frozen prehistoric horse
FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 6, 2018 | James Rogers

Posted on 09/06/2018 11:25:20 AM PDT by ETL

Scientists are analyzing the perfectly preserved remains of a prehistoric horse in a bid to clone the now-extinct animal.

Recently discovered in permafrost in the Siberian region of Yakutia, the skin, hair, hooves and tail of the carcass are all preserved. The remains are estimated to be 30,000 to 40,000 years old.

Experts believe that the foal was about 2 months old when it died.

Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in the regional capital of Yakutsk, was surprised to see the perfect state of the find. He noted it's the best-preserved ancient foal found to date. The Siberian Times reports that the foal is an extinct species of horse known as Lena horse, or Equus lenensis.

Russian and South Korean scientists are now working to extract cells from the foal that could potentially be used to clone the animal, according to The Siberian Times. If an embryo is successfully cloned, a modern horse could be used as a surrogate, experts say.

The foal was discovered in the Batagaika crater, a huge 328-foot deep depression in the East Siberian taiga. The giant crater is known locally as the “doorway to the underworld.”

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KEYWORDS: ancienthorse; batagai; batagaidepression; batagaikacrater; cloning; cryptobiology; foal; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; hellhorse; horse; hwangwoosuk; mammoth; mammoths; mastodon; mastodons; megaslump; permafrost; russia; semyongrigoriev; siberia; tundra; woolymammoth; yakutia; yakutsk
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In this image made from video, scientists examine the remains of a horse in Yakutia, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Russian scientists have found the carcass of an ancient foal
perfectly preserved in Siberian permafrost. The fossil discovered in the region of Yakutia has its skin, hair, hooves and tail preserved. Scientists from Russia's Northeast Federal
University said Thursday that the foal is estimated to be 30,000 to 40,000 years old.

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1 posted on 09/06/2018 11:25:20 AM PDT by ETL
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To: ETL
I've been following this story for awhile now. Here's an artist's rendition of what the cloned horse would look like.


2 posted on 09/06/2018 11:28:23 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Leaning Right
That's the head here's what the other end would look like:

3 posted on 09/06/2018 11:30:38 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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The evolution of the horse occurred over a period of 50 million years, transforming the small, dog-sized, forest-dwelling Eohippus into the modern horse.

Paleozoologists have been able to piece together a more complete outline of the modern horse’s evolutionary lineage than that of any other animal.

The horse belongs to the order Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulates), the members of which all share hooved feet and an odd number of toes on each foot, as well as mobile upper lips and a similar tooth structure. This means that horses share a common ancestry with tapirs and rhinoceroses.

The perissodactyls arose in the late Paleocene, less than 10 million years after the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. This group of animals appears to have been originally specialized for life in tropical forests, but whereas tapirs and, to some extent, rhinoceroses, retained their jungle specializations, modern horses are adapted to life on drier land, in the much-harsher climatic conditions of the steppes. Other species of Equus are adapted to a variety of intermediate conditions.

The early ancestors of the modern horse walked on several spread-out toes, an accommodation to life spent walking on the soft, moist grounds of primeval forests.

As grass species began to appear and flourish, the equids’ diets shifted from foliage to grasses, leading to larger and more durable teeth. At the same time, as the steppes began to appear, the horse’s predecessors needed to be capable of greater speeds to outrun predators. This was attained through the lengthening of limbs and the lifting of some toes from the ground in such a way that the weight of the body was gradually placed on one of the longest toes, the third.

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4 posted on 09/06/2018 11:32:50 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*


5 posted on 09/06/2018 11:33:02 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: Kartographer

well played!


6 posted on 09/06/2018 11:35:16 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: bigbob

Wilbur!!


7 posted on 09/06/2018 11:37:41 AM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: ETL

Of course, these adaptations were not by choice or will but by natural selection and occasional mutation, part of Darwin’s “theory.”


8 posted on 09/06/2018 11:41:09 AM PDT by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: Leaning Right
Related image

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9 posted on 09/06/2018 11:43:51 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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Image result for gif horse prehistoric

Image result for ice age horse drawings cave

Image result for ice age horse drawings cave

Related image

10 posted on 09/06/2018 11:49:40 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL
...and at the finish line it's Thaw Before Serving by a nose...


11 posted on 09/06/2018 11:59:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 9422WMR

frozen prehistoric horse...

The Other Other Other Other White Meat


12 posted on 09/06/2018 12:00:31 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Leaning Right

Your post is in the top ten reasons why Freerepublic should have a “Like” button.


13 posted on 09/06/2018 12:17:26 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (We need a consent decree for the FBI like Obama was slapping on all those police agencies.)
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To: ETL

He looks so sad. Why the long face?


14 posted on 09/06/2018 12:25:27 PM PDT by j.havenfarm ( 1,500 posts as of 8/10/18. A FReeper since 2000; never shutting up!)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Like


15 posted on 09/06/2018 12:26:24 PM PDT by Jaded (Pope Francis? Not really a fan... miss the last guy who recognized how Islam spread... the sword.ag)
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To: ETL

But, but, but...you mean animals evolved & went extinct due to climate change BEFORE humans walked the Earth?

Whooda thunk. /s


16 posted on 09/06/2018 12:53:02 PM PDT by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: ETL

What could possibly go wrong with bringing extinct species back from extinction. and Of course scientist will always do the moral, ethical , smart things. {sarc}


17 posted on 09/06/2018 2:20:51 PM PDT by dirtymac
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Seen a NatGeo type story last month about a uber rich guy in Argentina who fancies himself a superstar and owns his own polo team of horses. Over 20 cloned horses that are all exactly the same. Physically and genetically superior to every other horse in the league. Im sure he didnt do it all himself.


18 posted on 09/06/2018 3:16:37 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Splodeyhead is the only cure for MAGAphobia)
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To: Delta 21
a uber rich guy in Argentina who fancies himself a superstar and owns his own polo team of horses.

Ed Norton: reading from a script, as he helps Ralph rehearse] "I don't possess a mansion, a villa in France, a yacht, or a string of poloponies."

Ralph: "I'm glad to hear..."

[stops and looks up]

Ralph: "String of poloponies"? Where do you see that?

Ed Norton:

[pointing at script]

Right there - "a string of poloponies".

Ralph: That's "a string of polo ponies"!

19 posted on 09/06/2018 3:35:59 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Delta 21
"a string of poloponies."

Norton pronounced poloponies "po-lop-phonies"

20 posted on 09/06/2018 3:40:40 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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