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Those poor tail bones, always getting shortened and lost during the course of evolution. A long tail is the default condition for four-limbed vertebrates, but this tail disappears with shocking regularity. Frogs ditched theirs early in their evolutionary history. Humans …The post Shake Your Tail Bone! (and shape your skeleton, if you’re a bird) appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.
In December, I listened to the Radiolab “Apocolyptical” show which was all about the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary event. Famously, in 1980, Walter Alvarez and colleagues described an iridium anomaly at the K/Pg (also known at K/T) boundary which was subsequently specifically …The post The asteroid started the fire (or did it?) appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.
Every living thing has a remarkable evolutionary history, stretching back through the eons. Sometimes it’s fun to think about common plants and animals alongside the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic–particularly when there is a fossil record to match! For instance, ancient …The post Did Dinosaurs Enjoy Chocolate? appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.
Science is built upon repeatability, but this means different things in different fields. For instance, a chemist in one lab should be able to follow the procedures of another lab and get the same results. In a historical science like …The post Turtles Lost and Turtles Found appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.
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