primeval

'More' -- Meet the Gorgonopsid

This week, "More" tackles the gorgonopsid, a prehistoric beast that earned its name on account of its ugly face. But don't feel too bad for this guy. He had a set of foot-long canine teeth that put him in league with the famously pointy-toothed sabertoothed tiger.

In this installment of "More," Dr. Luis Chiappe of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles explains how the gorgonopsid and its relatives lived before a mass extinction killed off 90 percent of the Earth's species. But that doesn't mean the death of all the synapsids -- the group of creatures formerly known as "mammal-like dinosaurs" -- because it just so happens that present-day mammal life, humans included, descended from these guys.

Watch the clip to learn more about the "Primeval" gorgonopsid, and click here to watch previous "More" installments.



Upcoming Airdates

There are no airdates scheduled at this time. Visit our Shows page to discover other programs you may enjoy.