Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Thu, 2018-03-08

An international research team led by Swedish Museum of Natural History scientists has found that stromatolites (solid, laminar structures of biological origin) from the 1.6-billion-year-old Chitrakoot Formation in India contain abundant fossilized oxygen bubbles...

Thu, 2018-02-22

Around 90 million years ago, eastern and western North America were isolated from each other by a salty sea, creating two landmasses: Appalachia and...

Sun, 2018-02-11

Angiosperms (flowering plants) are neither as old as suggested by previous molecular studies, nor as young as a literal interpretation of their fossil record, according to new research.

Sun, 2018-02-11

Dinosaurs and influenza would seem to have nothing in common, but a powerful new method of analyzing biogeographical data can be applied to both — helping to solve mysteries about long-extinct animals, while also preventing flu's spread....

Mon, 2018-02-05

The squashed remains of a small bird that lived 99 million years ago have been found encased in a cloudy slab of amber from Myanmar (Burma).

Sat, 2018-02-03

On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated.

Tue, 2018-02-13

In this article, we discuss the nature of North America in the Late Cretaceous Period. Between 100 and 70 million years ago, the entire continent was divided by a...

Sat, 2018-01-13

An international team of scientists led by researchers from Utrecht University have found the oldest fossil remains of moths and butterflies known to date....

Thu, 2017-11-30

A semi-desert savanna has been inferred for the center of the Iberian Peninsula in the middle Miocene.

Sat, 2017-11-11

After the supercontinent Pangaea separated into the smaller supercontinents of Laurasia and ...

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