Latest Paleobotany Stories
Beautiful flowers and flowering plants are quite commonplace in our world, a lovely addition to the natural landscape of things. Flowers have even helped shape our history and our art for thousands of years, acting as a symbol of beauty, love and passion.
Ancient plants grown in state-of-the-art growth chambers recreating environmental conditions from more than 400 million years ago have shown scientists from the University of Sheffield how soil dwelling fungi played a crucial role in the evolution of plants.
After unearthing a previously unknown portion of one of the planet’s earliest known forests, archeologists say the fossils of 385-million-year-old trees reveal a far more diverse ecosystem than researchers had previously thought existed.
Horsetail plant developed successful set of tools for extreme environments, maintained them for millions of years.
One hundred million years ago the earth looked very different from how it does today.
The collision between the Siberian Plate and North China Plate was a significant geological event in earth history, which led to the final closure of the Paleoasian Ocean and the formation of the Eurasian continent.
Thirty million years ago, before Ethiopia's mountainous highlands split and the Great Rift Valley formed, the tropical zone had warmer soil temperatures, higher rainfall and different atmospheric circulation patterns than it does today.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Bath and Londonâ€™s Natural History Museum has found that scientistsâ€™ knowledge of the evolution of dinosaurs is remarkably complete.
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By Manos, Paul S Soltis, Pamela S; Soltis, Douglas E; Manchester, Steven R; Et al Abstract.- It is widely acknowledged that integrating fossils into data sets of extant taxa is imperative for proper placement of fossils, resolution of relationships, and a better understanding of character evolution.
Petrified Forest National Park is located in the state of Arizona in the United States. The park holds 221,552 acres of land, of which 50,260 acres are comprised of a designated wilderness. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples. The first American explorers to enter the area arrived while searching for good routes leading from east to west. This group, led by Army Lieutenant Amiel Whipple, surveyed the northern area of the...
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.