Latest Torsten Scheyer Stories

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

University of Zurich 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. So far researchers had assumed that the ecosystems gradually recovered from this catastrophe over a long stretch of eight to nine million years and that large predators at the uppermost end of the food chain were the last to reappear. A Swiss-American team of palaeontologists headed by Torsten Scheyer and Carlo Romano from the...

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

Watch the video "A New Fossil Species Of Armored Fish" April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Placodonts inhabited the flat coastal regions of the Tethys Ocean, in what is modern day Europe and China, for about 50 million years. These ocean-dwelling reptiles of the Triassic period had one truly distinctive feature — their unusual teeth. They had two rows of flattened teeth on the upper jaw — one on the palate and one on the jawbone — and just one set on...

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