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Lacustrine ecosystems needed 10 million years to recover after end-permian mass extinction
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The end-Permian mass extinction (EPME), approximately 252 million years ago (Ma), caused a serious marine and terrestrial ecosystem crisis, and about 75% of terrestrial biological species disappeared. How long did it take for terrestrial ecosystems to recover?

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Released: 1-Apr-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world
Imperial College London

Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time.

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Released: 27-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT
New feathered dinosaur was one of the last surviving raptors
University of Pennsylvania

A new feathered dinosaur that lived in New Mexico 67 million years ago is one of the last known surviving raptor species, according to a new publication in the journal Scientific Reports.

Newswise: Fossil Finds Give Clues about Flying, Spike-toothed Reptiles in the Sahara 100 Million Years Ago
Released: 25-Mar-2020 5:05 AM EDT
Fossil Finds Give Clues about Flying, Spike-toothed Reptiles in the Sahara 100 Million Years Ago
Baylor University

Three new species of toothed pterosaurs — flying reptiles of the Cretaceous period, some 100 million years ago — have been identified in Africa by an international team of scientists led by Baylor University.

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Released: 23-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Christmas Island discovery redraws map of life
University of Queensland

The world's animal distribution map will need to be redrawn and textbooks updated, after researchers discovered the existence of 'Australian' species on Christmas Island.

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Released: 19-Mar-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Late Cretaceous dinosaur-dominated ecosystem
Geological Society of America (GSA)

A topic of considerable interest to paleontologists is how dinosaur-dominated ecosystems were structured, how dinosaurs and co-occurring animals were distributed across the landscape, how they interacted with one another, and how these systems compared to ecosystems today.

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Released: 17-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT
'Little Foot' skull reveals how this more than 3 million year old human ancestor lived
University of the Witwatersrand

High-resolution micro-CT scanning of the skull of the fossil specimen known as "Little Foot" has revealed some aspects of how this Australopithecus species used to live more than 3 million years ago.

Newswise: Dinosaur stomping ground in Scotland reveals thriving Middle Jurassic ecosystem
5-Mar-2020 12:30 PM EST
Dinosaur stomping ground in Scotland reveals thriving Middle Jurassic ecosystem
PLOS

During the Middle Jurassic Period, the Isle of Skye in Scotland was home to a thriving community of dinosaurs that stomped across the ancient coastline, according to a study published March 11, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Paige dePolo and Stephen Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and colleagues.

Newswise: Bronze Age diet and farming strategy reconstructed using integrative carbon/nitrogen isotope analysis
5-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EST
Bronze Age diet and farming strategy reconstructed using integrative carbon/nitrogen isotope analysis
PLOS

Isotope analysis of two Bronze Age El Algar sites in present-day south-eastern Spain provides a integrated picture of diets and farming strategies, according to a study published March 11, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Corina Knipper from the Curt Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry, Germany, and colleagues.

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Frozen bird turns out to be 46,000-year-old horned lark
Stockholm University

Scientists have recovered DNA from a well-preserved horned lark found in Siberian permafrost.


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