Will Global Warming Bring Back These Terrifying Lizard Kings?

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A giant prehistoric lizard who feasted on huge mammals back when the world was broiling is a possible preview of what our world will look like when climate change melts the ice caps. The "Lizard King," named for Jim Morrison's reptilian alter ego, thrived upon the flesh of big animals during a warm age 36 million years ago.

[Image by Angie Fox/Nebraska State Museum of Natural History.]

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