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Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago

Why do the Earth’s oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes, colors and ecologies? The answer, biologists report, dates back 66 million years ago, when a six-mile-wide asteroid crashed to Earth, wiping out … Continue reading

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Fossils highlight Canada-Russia connection 53 million years ago

A new 53 million-year-old insect fossil called a scorpionfly discovered at B.C.’s McAbee fossil bed site bears a striking resemblance to fossils of the same age from Pacific-coastal Russia, giving further evidence of an ancient Canada-Russia connection. Paleontology News — … Continue reading

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Plants colonized Earth 100 million years earlier than previously thought

A new study on the timescale of plant evolution has concluded that the first plants to colonize the Earth originated around 500 million years ago — 100 million years earlier than previously thought. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Iberian Peninsula rodents migrated due to climate change 12 million years ago

Changes in Southwestern Europe’s climate which happened between 12 and 5 million years ago had a drastic impact over the rodent communities. These profound changes in environmental conditions led to a separation between species adapted to arid environments which migrated … Continue reading

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Rainforest collapse 307 million years ago impacted the evolution of early land vertebrates

Researchers have discovered that the mass extinction seen in plant species caused by the onset of a drier climate 307 million years ago led to extinctions of some groups of tetrapods, the first vertebrates to live on land, but allowed … Continue reading

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A sub-desert savanna unfold throughout Madrid 14 million years in the past

The present panorama of Madrid metropolis and its neighborhood was actually totally different 14 million years in the past. A semi-desert savanna has been inferred for the middle of the Iberian Peninsula within the center Miocene. This ecosystem was characterised … Continue reading

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Finger and toe fossils belonged to tiny primates forty five million years in the past

A brand new research identifies almost 500 minuscule finger and toe bones as belonging to forty five-million-yr-previous tiny primates. Most of the fossils are so small they rival the diminutive measurement of a mustard seed. Representing 9 totally different taxonomic … Continue reading

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Aussie snakes and lizards hint again to Asia 30 million years in the past

Lethal snakes are amongst Australia’s most iconic animals. Now a brand new research helps clarify how they descended from creatures which have come from Asia over the previous 30 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Japanese Tsunami Carried a Million Sea Creatures From Japan to US West Coast

Japanese mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), barnacles (Megabalanus rosa) and sea anemones hooked up to a tsunami buoy washed ashore on Lengthy Seashore, Washington, in February 2017. Credit score: Nancy… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full … Continue reading

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Present local weather change unparalleled during the last one hundred million years?

A workforce of researchers has found a flaw in the best way previous ocean temperatures have been estimated thus far. Their findings might imply that the present interval of local weather change is unparalleled during the last one hundred million … Continue reading

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