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2009-08-07 14:22:16

A global warming span from 53 million to 47 million years ago strongly influenced the biodiversity of western North America, geologists said. The warming spurred a biodiversity boom of plants and animals, the researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Today, the middle of Wyoming is a vast desert, and a few antelope and deer are all you see, geologist Michael Woodburne, of the Museum of Northern Arizona, said. Fifty million years ago, however, when...

2009-08-06 12:54:43

A period of global warming from 53 million to 47 million years ago strongly influenced plants and animals, spurring a biodiversity boom in western North America, researchers from three research museums report in a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."Today, the middle of Wyoming is a vast desert, and a few antelope and deer are all you see," said lead author Michael Woodburne, honorary curator of geology at the Museum of Northern Arizona....


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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