Latest Miocene Stories
Newly analyzed tooth samples from the great apes of the Miocene indicate that the same dietary specialization that allowed the apes to move from Africa to Eurasia may have led to their extinction.
Published evidence by SDSM&T and the New York State Museum suggests modern grasses eaten by large mammals of what is now the Mojave Desert are actually 15 million years old. Rapid
Understanding the impact of environmental change on plant traits is an important issue in evolutionary biology.
Researchers working at Shuitangba, a site in Yunnan Province, China, announced the discovery of a fossilized ape cranium that is highly unique due to the fact that it comes from a juvenile of the species and at a time when apes had become extinct in most of Eurasia.
A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation -- including stunted trees -- along the edges of the frozen continent.
Paleoclimate researchers have studied ancient skeletons from microscopic plankton from the Miocene period to better understand our climate 12 to 5 million years ago.
A recent study by an international group of evolutionary biologists has pointed to six broad yet distinct ‘waves’ of climate-induced mammalian diversity in the last 65 million years of evolution.
A Spanish research team has for the first time mapped the geomorphological features of the Ebro river basin between five and six million years ago.