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Latest Extinct species Stories

How The Mollusc Got Its Teeth Revealed By Ancient Fossils
2012-08-22 15:06:06

The radula sounds like something from a horror movie – a conveyor belt lined with hundreds of rows of interlocking teeth.

Iowa Man Finds Woolly Mammoth In Backyard
2012-06-06 12:44:29

A man in Iowa has discovered the remains of a woolly mammoth that laid to rest thousands of years ago in his backyard.

Is This Really A Woolly Mammoth?
2012-02-10 12:24:39

A strangely out-of-focus video was released by The Sun this week that shows a lumbering animal walking across a river in Siberia.

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2008-05-21 12:35:00

The description of an ancient amphibian that millions of years ago swam in quiet pools and caught mayflies on the surrounding land in Texas has set to rest one of the greatest current controversies in vertebrate evolution.

2008-04-03 11:08:04

Humans may have struck the final blow that killed the woolly-mammoth, but climate change seems to have played a major part in setting up the end-game, according to a new study. Though mammoth populations declined severely around 12,000 years ago, they didn't completely disappear until around 3,600 years ago. Scientists have long debated what finally drove the furry beasts over the edge.

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2008-03-06 18:00:00

If you've been anywhere near a television set in the last six weeks, you've seen the ads for Roland Emmerich's "10,000 B.C." -- the woolly mammoths frolicking through ancient cities, the saber-toothed tiger shoving his face so close to the long-haired hero's that the poor, terrified human can smell the monkey on his breath.

2006-01-08 09:30:00

Hidden in the depths of sugarcane plantations, the marshlands of Mare-aux-Songes have been forgotten for centuries

2005-12-24 12:35:00

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A mass grave of dodos, the famous flightless bird whose name became synonymous with stupidity, has been uncovered in Mauritius, scientists said.

2005-08-09 20:05:00

Scientists beware: don't count your extinct bird species because one of them may hatch. Several supposedly extinct birds have recently been "rediscovered," raising hopes that others not seen for ages may still be taking to the skies.


Latest Extinct species Reference Libraries

Coelopleurus exquisitus
2013-11-06 11:03:16

Coelopleurus exquisitus is a sea urchin species located off of the coast of the island of New Caledonia within the Pacific Ocean. It’s an epifaunal deep water species living at depths of between 790 and 1,710 feet and was only identified as named in 2006. The pattern and coloration of this species is distinctive and vibrant. Examined individuals of the species demonstrate that the test is up to 1.4 inches in diameter with long and curved spines. These primary spikes are curved and banded...

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2011-09-27 15:00:16

Diplodocus, meaning “double beam,” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of what is now western North America (about 150 million years ago). The first fossils of this dinosaur were discovered in 1877 by S.W. Williston. Its generic name was coined by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1878. Diplodocus is one of the more common dinosaur fossils found in the Upper Morrison Formation, a sequence of shallow marine and alluvial sediments deposited about 150 million...

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2006-02-23 12:15:07

At 30 inches (75 centimeters), the flightless Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was the largest of the auks. It was hunted for food, as well as for down for mattresses, from at least the 8th century. It is classified as the only species in the genus Pinguinus. It was also known as "garefowl", from the Old Norse geirfugl, or "penguin". Before hunted to extinction, the Great Auk could be found in great numbers on islands off eastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Great Britain....

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Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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