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toxic triassic
2015-04-02 08:56:47

The Triassic extinction took place over 200 million years ago and a new study has found that a major factor in that global die-off was the oceans becoming toxic, according to a new study in the journal Geology.

Metoposaurus algarvensis
2015-03-24 13:30:27

We like to think of salamander as little cute pets or harmless amphibians you can catch near local stream or lake, but millions of years ago a somewhat more terrifying version of these animals stalked the very same bodies of water.

carolina butcher
2015-03-20 08:54:42

It may sound like a mass murderer or a ruthless dictator (possibly even a future subject of an HBO documentary series), but in reality, the creature called the "Carolina Butcher" was actually an ancient, land-dwelling crocodilian ancestor that grew to nine-feet in length.

aetosaur fossils
2015-03-16 15:56:05

Researchers have discovered a new species of aetosaur, a distant relative of the crocodile which roamed the Earth more than 200 million years ago in one of the unlikeliest of places: Raleigh, North Carolina.

87523_web
2015-03-01 14:38:20

Environment was just right--a 'Goldilocks effect'-- for well-preserved swim tracks from the Early Triassic age.

Eohupehsuchus brevicollis
2014-12-19 15:48:13

Scientists are calling it Eohupehsuchus brevicollis.

Cartilaginous fish
2014-12-02 04:00:57

Paleontologists from the University of Zurich now reveal that climate catastrophes in the past played a crucial role in the dominance of ray-finned fish today.

arboreal mammals in a Jurassic forest
2014-09-14 05:18:05

The discovery of three new small squirrel-like species lends evidence to the notion that mammals originated at least 208 million years ago in the late Triassic Period, according to new research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Nature.

Swimming Behaviors Of Triassic Sea Creatures Identified Based On Paddle Print Fossils
2014-06-12 07:48:30

Scientists have debated how nothosaurs swam for a long time. One theory is the reptiles used their paddle-like feet to row with a back-and-forth motion. A second theory has the dinosaurs sweeping their forepaddles in a figure-eight motion

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.


Latest Triassic Reference Libraries

2014-04-22 14:52:09

Edwin Harris Colbert (September 28, 1905 – November 15, 2001), known as “Ned” to his friends and colleagues, was a distinguished American Paleontologist. He helped popularize the study of dinosaurs through his prolific research, writings, and 40 years of work as a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Colbert was born in Clarinda, Iowa, but moved to Maryville, Missouri during infancy. Like many young children, and most of his predecessors and contemporaries,...

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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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