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Fedexia NT

Fedexia (after the company Federal Express) lived in swamps of North America, 300 million years ago. It was 60 cm long and ate small animals. 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. Other than its distinctive name, though, Fedexia seems to have been a plain-vanilla type of prehistoric amphibian, vaguely reminiscent of an overgrown salamander and (judging by the size and shape of its teeth) subsisting on the small bugs and land animals of the late Carboniferous period.

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