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Amphibians, Dinosaurs Were The New Large Predators After The Mass Extinction
2014-03-20 12:37:13

252 million years ago the largest extinction event occurred at the end of the Permian age. It wiped out almost 90 percent of all life in water.

Teeth Of New Placodont Species Point To European Origin
2013-03-28 08:30:55

Scientists have been unclear about the evolutionary origins of ancient ocean-dwelling dinosaurs known as placodonts. But a new fossil find has shed light on not only the origin of the extinct dinosaur but also on its place in the tree of life.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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