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2011-03-16 23:57:20

Paleontologists agree that it's difficult to observe behavior in fossil specimens that are dead "“ even extinct "“ and petrified. One method is to find a modern, living, species that has some similarities to the ancient animal. That's the strategy adopted by David L. Meyer, University of Cincinnati professor of geology and colleagues as they study a group of ancient shellfish known as brachiopods. Although they resemble clams or other shelled mollusks, brachiopods are more closely...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.