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La Brea fossils
2014-04-11 04:43:36

[ Watch the Video: Research Shows Climate Change Drove Evolution Of Ice Age Predators ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time, the authors of two new scientific papers have documented the impact that global climate change had on the evolution of Ice Age-era predators whose remains were discovered in California’s La Brea Tar Pits. The authors of the two studies explain that climate warming helped drive the evolution of creatures such as dire...

Rare Leafcutter Bee Fossils Reveal Ice Age Environment At The La Brea Tar Pits
2014-04-10 15:44:39

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Scientists use micro CT scans and research modern-day bees to understand habitat and climate of Southern California during late Pleistocene The La Brea Tar Pits, the world's richest and most important Ice Age fossil locality, is most celebrated for it collection of saber-toothed cats and mammoths. The site's lesser known, but equally vast insect collection, is also of great significance. Recent examination of fossil leafcutter bee nest cells...

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2010-09-21 13:17:36

A utility company found a trove of animal fossils that dates back 1.4 million years at a building site it was working on. Researchers say the find could help fill in the blanks of Southern California's history. The area contains nearly 1,500 bone fragments, including a giant cat that was the ancestor of the saber-toothed tiger, ground sloths the size of a modern-day grizzly bear, two types of camels and over 1,200 bones from small rodents.  Researchers said that other finds include...

2010-09-16 07:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan and True Blood star Michelle Forbes have joined forces with Last Chance for Animals (LCA) for Puppy Mill Awareness Day on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., in Los Angeles from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Flanked by replicas of pre-historic dinosaurs, "the location of Puppy Mill Awareness Day at the Tar Pits is symbolic of our commitment to make the horrible practice of mass-producing dogs...

2009-06-06 14:14:25

A former coastal bay near Bakersfield, Calif., is filled with the fossilized remains of marine animals whose species have long gone extinct, scientists say. Scientists from the University of California-Berkeley said the Sharktooth Hill site could be seen as the richest fossil site in the entire world -- a layer of fossils offers clues to animal species dating back to 15 million years ago, The San Francisco Chronicle said Saturday. Scientists said the area was once home to ancient animal...

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2009-02-18 13:42:43

In Los Angeles, scientists are studying the largest known cache of fossils from the ice age. Researchers from the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits expect the cache to double the size of the museum's ice age collection, which is currently the world's largest, according to the LA Times. Since 1906, more than one million bones have been found at the historic site. Scientists have already reported the discovery of a skull of an American lion and bones of saber-toothed cats, dire...

2008-07-30 21:00:36

LOS ANGELES - The Underwear Affair, an event sponsored by City of Hope in Duarte meant to raise awareness to cancers below the waist, will take place Saturday, with check-in starting at 3 p.m. and the race at 6 p.m. The starting location will be the La Brea Tar Pits, at 5801 Wilshire Blvd. A party will follow. For more information, call (323) 822-2873. (c) 2008 San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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Bison antiquus
2012-05-09 11:50:25

Bison antiquus, otherwise known as the antique bison, was the most common large plant-eating mammal in North America for more than ten thousand years. Between 240,000 and 220,000 years ago, during the late Pleistocene era, steppe wisent (Bison priscus) migrated from Siberia and to Alaska, and eventually was replaced in mid North America by Bison latifrons. From this species, the antique bison branched out and existed until around ten thousand years ago. The modern Bison came from this...

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