(Picture by Ville Sinkkonen)

    Macropokemus robustus, the "giant chilla" is known only from a few fragments of fossilized bone uncovered from Pleistocene deposites in Spec's China.  These fossils suggest a very large creature, perhaps two meters in lenghth, with a set of powerful, carnivorous-looking teeth.  While modern chillas are quite harmless, this Ice Age mammal must have been a terror.

(Text by Daniel Bensen)
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