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Woolly Mammoths And Other Megafauna Suffered From A Loss Of Plant Diversity
2014-02-06 09:29:49

[ Watch the Video: Diet Changes Killed Off Woolly Mammoths ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have put forth many theories on why woolly mammoths and other large animals went extinct around 10,000 years ago, from the devastating effects of a comet impact to overhunting by humans. A new DNA-based study published in the journal Nature has found that the flowering plants these “megafauna” depended on disappeared from northern Asia and North America...

Study Finds Culprits To Ice Age Mammal Extinctions
2011-11-02 13:30:15

A research team involving over 40 academic institutions around the world is trying to tackle the question of what caused extinctions in the Ice Age. The study found that the extinction of mammals like the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth was not due to humans or climate change.  The team found using ancient megafauna DNA, climate data and the archeological record that humans played no part in the extinction of the wooly rhino or the musk ox in Eurasia.  The researchers...

Scientists Unearth Oldest Woolly Rhino In Tibet
2011-09-02 08:33:57

  A 3.6-million-year-old woolly rhinoceros fossil discovered in Tibet in 2007 indicates that some giant mammals may have evolved in the Tibetan highlands before the beginning of the Ice Age, according to experts. In a paper published on September 2 in the magazine Science, paleontologists from the Natural History Museum (NHM) of Los Angeles County and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who discovered the rhino´s complete skull and lower jaw, argue that the beast adapted to...

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2010-09-07 10:42:12

A team made up of members of the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have gathered together all findings of the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and the reindeer in the Iberian Peninsula to show that, although in small numbers, these big mammals, prehistoric indicators of cold climates, already lived in this territory some 150,000 years ago. The presence of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), the woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis),...

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2009-06-18 11:10:00

According to new radiocarbon dating evidence, woolly mammoths lived in Britain as recently as 14,000 years ago. Dr. Adrian Lister acquired new dates for mammoth bones that had been excavated in 1986 in the English county of Shropshire. His study published in the Geological Journal shows that the radiocarbon results from the adult male and four juvenile mammoths from Condover, Shropshire, reveal that the mammoths were in Britain for more than 6,000 years longer than had been believed. Experts...

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2008-11-18 13:40:27

Scientists have pieced together the skull of an ancient woolly rhinoceros in Europe. Researchers discovered the 53 skull fragments in a gravel pit at the foot of the Kyffhäuser range, near Bad Frankenhausen in Germany around 1900. The mammal was just 12 years old when it died some 460,000 years ago, researchers reported in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews. The extinct mammals reached a length of three-and-a-half meters in adulthood and, unlike their modern relatives, were covered...

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2008-11-05 10:25:00

The remnants of an Ice Age rhinoceros have been discovered by a five-year-old girl at a Gloucestershire, England water park. Emelia Fawbert found the fossilized remains at the Cotswold Water Park during a fossil hunt with her father. Emelia and her father James, 33, unearthed the atlas vertebra of the rhinoceros that frequented that area of the UK 50,000 years earlier. Emelia was an honorary member of fossil seekers looking through a newly-exhumed gravel pit at the park on the 26th of...