By now, you probably know that the giant salamander has been around for at least 15 million years.
It has since evolved into a fearsome creature, a fearsome predator, a terrifying threat and, more recently, an even more terrifying threat.
But when it first appeared on the ocean floor, it had a reputation as one of Earth’s most unusual creatures.
It was the first species to be described by a scientist from China in the 18th century.
The creature is called the giant clam, and it’s a true living fossil of its day.
But its name comes from the Latin word for a great clam, which means a giant one.
For nearly 100 million years, the giant was a small creature, probably less than 2 metres long and a few centimetres wide.
That size meant it could only get around the seafloor, and even then was a tough creature to kill.
Its bones could also take up to 100kg (220lbs) of damage.
It took a toll on the animals that it hunted.
But the biggest threat to giant salams remained their prey, and the species was thought to be extinct for more than 2 million years until the arrival of modern-day scientists in the 20th century, when the species emerged from its long, dark and secluded past.
The new study by scientists from China and France suggests that the species survived and thrived after a few hundred years of extinction, which could mean that the creatures have a long way to go to make it back into the wild.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty in terms of the exact dates and times of extinction of the species,” lead author Guoyiang Zhang told ABC News.
The study found that the last surviving giant salAMan had lived on the seaflfloor for at most 300,000 years, and that it probably existed for just less than 30,000 to 50,000 of those years. “
It’s not certain whether this species is still present on the sea floor today.”
The study found that the last surviving giant salAMan had lived on the seaflfloor for at most 300,000 years, and that it probably existed for just less than 30,000 to 50,000 of those years.
The study also found that this was a fairly young species, and its lifespan probably began as an isolated community of two or three individuals, not a larger, larger group of hundreds of individuals.
That means it probably had little chance of surviving extinction.
But, Zhang said, it’s possible that some other group of giant salas could still exist today, or may have survived a similar period of time.
“If we have a lot more fossil evidence, we will know more,” he said.
“I think it’s very important to find the fossil record and study it, so we can understand how they did this.”
The researchers have found that giant salAmans and their cousins, the gigantic squids, are a little more well preserved, but still are in trouble.
The oldest fossil of a giant salamus, found in a lake in India, was only about 50 million years old, but the team has found a new fossil, the first of its kind to be discovered in the wild, that was almost 100 million long.
“The first fossil to be found in the field of fossils, we have found a very old fossil, but it is not of this age,” Zhang said.
The fossil was dated to be about 5.4 billion years old and was about 6 metres (19 feet) long.
The researchers also found a fossil of the same age, but slightly smaller, which has now been dated to just 5.1 billion years.
Zhang said that the fossil might be the only specimen of the giant in the world.
“What we’re looking for is a fossil that’s quite small and it has the same appearance, but has more of a skeleton, more of the scales, more structure,” he explained.
“We think this is the only fossil of this kind found on Earth.”
It was originally thought that the creature had died out over millions of years, but Zhang said this new fossil could suggest that the monster could have lived longer.
The fossils are being kept in a cave at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
“This is one of those fossils that really is very rare and has a lot to do with how it survived, and we are really excited to be able to share this discovery with the scientific community,” said co-author Robert Schulze.
The team hopes to find more fossils in the future.
“These animals were all living together, so that’s the biggest challenge right now,” Zhang added.
“But we also know that these creatures are not just in one area.
They have many habitats, and they’re moving.”
The research is published in the journal Nature Communications.