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Promissum pulchrum: The Creature of the "Beautiful Promise"

Soom, South Africa, Ordovician era, 444 million years ago


In the hem of the Cederberg,

a "mysterious predator. . . . identified . . . only . . . by the traces it leaves behind . . . broken, crunched fragments. . . .

feeds on . . . Promissum pulchrum,

the creature of the 'beautiful promise'."*

So what else is new?

The enemies of promise have long abounded here! RISE Mzansi!**


*Thomas Halliday, Otherlands: A Journey through Earth's Extinct Worlds (New York: Random House, 2022), p. 244.




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