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Wed, 2016-12-07

Other factors were involved in dinosaurs’ extinction, but the resounding death knell was the...

Wed, 2016-12-07

Gondwana was an ancient supercontinent that broke up about 180 million years ago. The continent eventually split into landmasses we recognize today: Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica, the Indian sub...

Wed, 2016-12-07

The earliest creatures to crawl out of the water onto land may have concocted antacids out of their own bones, a clever innovation that would’ve let the animals breathe, researchers now find.

Wed, 2016-12-07

Trilobites are distant relatives of lobsters, spiders and insects that died off more than 250 million years ago, before the dinosaurs even came into existence.

Wed, 2016-12-07

The Cambrian Period is the first geological time period of the Paleozoic Era (the “time of ancient life”). This period lasted about 53 million years and marked a dramatic burst of evolutionary changes in life...

Wed, 2016-12-07

The Paleozoic Era, which ran from about 542 million years ago to 251 million years ago, was a time of great change on Earth. The era began with the breakup of one supercontinent and the formation of another....

Wed, 2016-12-07

Synapsids (Greek, ‘fused arch’), synonymous with theropsids (Greek, ‘beast-face’), are a group of animals that includes mammals and every animal more closely related to mammals than t...

Tue, 2016-12-06

The Permian Period was the final period of the Paleozoic Era. Lasting from 299 million to 251 millio...

Tue, 2016-12-06

As a hadrosaurid, Parasaurolophus was a large bipedal/quadrupedal herbivore, eating plants with a sophisticated skull that permitted a grinding motion analogous to chewing.

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