Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Wed, 2018-08-22

The last of the non-avian dinosaurs disappeared from our fragile planet around 65 million years ago. And an asteroid did it, right?

Sat, 2018-08-18

A study published in the journal Current Biology described a new mid-Cretaceous (99-million-year-old) boganiid beetle with specialized pollen feeding...

Tue, 2018-08-14

New research suggests that soft-bodied organisms called Ediacarans may have been related to an animal of the Cambrian period...

Sat, 2018-08-11

According to a new paper in the journal Palaeontology, for the first time it has been discovered that an organism from the Precambrian...

Sat, 2018-08-11

Corals may have teamed up with the microscopic algae which live inside them as much as 160 million years ago, according to new research.

Thu, 2018-08-09

These strange life forms dominated Earth’s seas half a billion years ago, and scientists have long struggled to figure out whether they’re algae, fungi, or even an entirely different kingdom of life...

Fri, 2018-08-10

Coral reefs may date back to the age of dinosaurs, up to 160 million years ago, and are likely to have survived previous episodes of global warming, international research suggests.

Thu, 2018-08-09

About 66 million years ago, an asteroid roughly 10 kilometers wide hit Earth in what is today the Gulf of Mexico. It brought annihilation: All the dinosaurs except for the birds went extinct; forests around the planet vanished temporarily, killing off all bird...

Thu, 2018-08-09

You don’t normally think of dinosaurs doing the kinds of things that modern animals might do — like taking a nap in a grassy field or playing with each other as youngsters — but new research suggests that they may at least been taking the time to stop and smell...

Wed, 2018-07-18

Eocene Epoch, second of three major worldwide divisions of the Paleogene Period (66 million to 23 million years...

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