Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Wed, 2021-11-10

The cratons, planet Earth’s first continents, arose from the seas between 3.3 and 3.2 billion years ago, a new study has suggested – several hundred million years before what was previously believed.

Wed, 2021-10-06

Eograminis balticus, a new species of grass found in a piece of 40-50-million-year-old amber, represents the first definite grass to be described from Baltic amber as well as the first fossil member of ...

Thu, 2021-09-30

The Carnian stage (lasted from 237 to 227 million years ago) of the Triassic period...

Sat, 2021-08-14

Until now, the first fossil evidence of land plants was from the Devonian period (420 million years ago). However, molecular...

Thu, 2021-08-12

Paleontologists have examined tooth morphologies in multiple lineages of sharks that lived during the 27.6-million-year interval around the ...

Tue, 2021-08-03

A team of planetary scientists from the Department of Space Studies at the Southwest Research Institute has combined computer models of asteroid evolution with observations of known asteroids to investigate the frequency of so-called Chicxulub events....

Fri, 2021-07-30

Impact created a tsunami that etched massive structures under what’s now Louisiana, study says.

Sat, 2021-07-03

new study, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, challenges claims that early humans slaughtered mammoths, mastodonts and prehistoric elephants to extinction...

Wed, 2021-06-23

About 66 million years ago, a 10-km- (6.2-mile) wide asteroid crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of...

Wed, 2021-06-23

The end-Permian mass extinction — the most severe extinction event in the past 540 million years — was caused by massive volcanic eruptions in...

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