Browsing the "extinction" Tag

Episode 64: When life nearly died

May 29th, 2016 | by David Marshall

Around 250 million years ago, the largest biotic crisis the world has ever known occurred. The Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction (PTME) [&hellip


New Triassic reptile from Brazil

March 15th, 2016 | by Liz Martin-Silverstone

Archosauriforms are some of the most well studied fossils in existence, including birds, crocodiles, dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and their ancestors, first [&hellip


Triassic-Jurassic Extinction

August 11th, 2015 | by Liz Martin-Silverstone

A new study out today looks at the question of whether or not geographically widespread species are less likely to [&hellip


Episode 27: Mare aux Songes

March 15th, 2014 | by David Marshall

One of the most iconic animals to ever have gone extinct is the dodo, Raphus cucullatus. Endemic to Mauritius, this flightless [&hellip


Episode 26: The Tree of Mammals

February 1st, 2014 | by Joe Keating

Mammals are an incredibly diverse and highly successful group of animals. They include some of the tallest, heaviest and fastest [&hellip


Episode 23: Mass extinctions

December 1st, 2013 | by David Marshall

What are Mass extinctions, how are they quantified, what are the driving forces behind them, how bad were the ones [&hellip



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