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FedexiaCM

Fedexia (named after the company Federal Express, aka FedEx) is an extinct genus of temnospondyl amphibian that lived in the swamps of late Carboniferous North America, 300 million years ago. It was 60 cm long and ate small animals.

Discovery and Naming[]

Fedexia wasn't named under the rubric of some corporate sponsorship program; rather, the fossil of this 300-million-year-old amphibian was unearthed near the Federal Express Ground headquarters at Pittsburgh International Airport.

References[]

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100315-new-fossil-amphibian-fedex/

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