Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

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...

Thu, 2021-05-13

Paleontologists have discovered what they say is the oldest macrofossil evidence of Paullinieae, a diverse group of tropical and subtropical climbing plants that belong to the soapberry family Sapindaceae.

Thu, 2021-05-06

A study published in Cretaceous Research expands the paleontological richness of continental fossils of the Lower Cretaceous with the discovery of a new water plant (charophytes), the species Mesochara dobrogeica. The study also...

Tue, 2021-04-27

Sunny forests morphed into the dark, dense ones that are typical today.

 

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