floridamuseumThe Miocene Epoch in Florida (24 to 5 million years ago) gave rise to drier conditions and the flourish of grasslands. Animals had to evolve to survive in these new conditions. Pictured here are the skulls of the Galiani's cat (left), the fierce hyena-dog (top right) and spotted hyena (lower right). They represent carnivores with varied feeding strategies. To learn more about the evolution of Florida through the epochs (beginning with the Eocene epoch - 55 to 34 million years ago) come explore our beautiful Fossil Hall. #floridamuseum #fossilhall #epochs #floridaevolution
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