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2014-09-05 05:17:41

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Originally believed to have occurred around the same time that mammals evolved some 200 million years ago, researchers from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago now report that the transition to nocturnal behavior actually occurred more than 100 million years earlier. Previous theories regarding nocturnal behavior were based on the large brains of mammals, which allow them to better process information from senses such as...

Steak-Knife Teeth First Appeared In Land Animals 300M Years Ago
2014-02-07 12:27:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A carnivorous dinosaur that roamed the Earth nearly 300 million years ago was the first terrestrial vertebrate to develop “steak-knife” teeth. The Dimetrodon was a dinosaur that walked on land between 298 million and 272 million years ago, and the latest study, published in Nature Communications, shows the ancient reptile wasn’t afraid to bite off more than it could chew. Researchers found that Dimetrodon was the first...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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