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2010-12-22 09:25:00

A massive new fossil site discovered in southwestern China marks the first discovery of a complete ecosystem which recovered following a mass extinction. According to Guardian Science Correspondent Ian Sample, "the spectacular haul of 20,000 fossils," which was discovered at a hillside in what it now Luoping county in the Yunnan Province of China, were "beautifully preserved" and included "mollusks, sea urchins and arthropods, alongside much larger animals that occupied the top of the food...

2010-12-07 00:00:41

HMNS Field Expedition will Excavate Extremely Rare, Nearly Complete Dimetrodon Fossil Join Famous Paleontologist and Team to See Fossil Emerge First-Hand Houston, TX (Vocus) December 6, 2010 The Houston Museum of Natural Science Paleontology team has discovered an articulated specimen of a Dimetrodon on the Craddock Ranch in Baylor County. Join the team and Dr. Robert T. Bakker, renowned paleontologist and HMNS curator of paleontology, for a special expedition to Seymour, Texas as they...

2010-11-19 14:31:00

DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE: PBT) ("Permian") today declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $.097736 per unit, payable on December 14, 2010, to unit holders of record on November 30, 2010. Permian's cash distribution history, current and prior year financial reports and tax information booklets, a link to filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission and more can be found on its...

2010-10-28 15:15:13

More than 251 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, Earth almost became a lifeless planet. Around 90 percent of all living species disappeared then, in what scientists have called "The Great Dying." Thomas J. Algeo, has spent much of the past decade investigating the chemical evidence buried in rocks formed during this major extinction. The University of Cincinnati professor of geology has worked with a team of scientific colleagues to understand the ancient catastrophe. Algeo...

2010-10-11 16:00:00

DENVER, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) today announced that it plans to report third-quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Cimarex will also host a conference call that day at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time). To access the live, interactive call, please dial (877) 789-9039 and reference call ID # 16382644 ten minutes before the scheduled start time. A digital replay will be available...

2010-07-19 16:29:00

DENVER, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) today announced that it plans to report second-quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. Cimarex will also host a conference call that day at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time). To access the live, interactive call, please dial (888) 558-6372 and reference call ID # 89216681 ten minutes before the scheduled start time. A digital replay will be available...

2010-04-20 15:34:00

DENVER, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) today announced that it plans to report first-quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Friday, May 7, 2010. Cimarex will also host a conference call that day at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time). To access the live, interactive call, please dial (800) 921-0061 and reference call ID # 70153168 ten minutes before the scheduled start time. A digital replay will be available for one...

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2010-03-15 13:47:33

Evidence that the first widespread occurrence of terrestrial vertebrates 300 million years ago was in response to a brief episode of a globally warmer, drier climate A team of researchers from Carnegie Museum of Natural History has described a new genus and species of carnivorous amphibian from western Pennsylvania. The fossil skull, found in 2004 near Pittsburgh International Airport, was recovered from rocks deposited approximately 300 million years ago during the Late Pennsylvanian Period....

2010-02-01 06:05:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FX Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FXEN) today reported production figures for the fourth quarter and full year 2009. Total oil and gas production for the fourth quarter of 2009 was 1.08 Bcfe (billion cubic feet equivalent), or 280 percent of the 0.39 Bcfe produced in the fourth quarter of 2008. Full year 2009 production was 2.26 Bcfe, or 136 percent of the 1.67 Bcfe total produced in 2008. New Gas Production Drives Results The production increase...

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2010-01-15 10:45:12

Scientists have discovered that air flows in one direction as it loops through the lungs of alligators, just as it does in birds. The results, published in this week's issue of the journal Science, suggest that this breathing method may have helped dinosaurs' ancestors dominate Earth after the planet's worst mass extinction 251 million years ago. Before and until about 20 million years after the extinction--called "the Great Dying" or the Permian-Triassic extinction--mammal-like reptiles...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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