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FOSSILS
PALEONTOLOGY
PALEOANTHROPOLOGY
HUMANS
MAMMALS
AEPYCAMELUS
AFROTHERIA
AMBULOCETIDAE
ANASPIDA
ANASPIDS
ANCHITHERIUM
ARSINOITHERIUM
BENNETTITALES
BISONALVEUS BROWNI
CHIPPEWAELLA
CREODONTS
CYCADS
ENTELODONTS
EOZOSTRODON
EUSTHENOPTERON
EXTINCTION
FISH
GOMPHOTHERES
HADROCODIUM
HYAENODON
ICHNOLOGY
LYSTROSAURUS
MEGAZOSTRODON
MOLARS
PELYCOSAURS
PLATYBELODON
PLESIADAPIFORMES
PLESIADAPIS
TEETH
WILLIAMSONIA
WOOLLY RHINOCEROS
ACRITARCHS
ALVAREZ HYPOTHESIS
AMEBELODON
ANTARCTICA
ASTRAPOTHERIUM
ATDABANIAN
ATLANTOGENATA
BARAGWANATHIA LONGIFOLIA
BENNETTITES
CARPOLESTES SIMPSONI
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Fossils

  1. Fossils are arranged taxonomically and can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate fossil group.
  2. Fossils are found in deltaic sediments of the ancestral Colorado River. (Web site)
  3. Fossils are found in sedimentary rock, asphalt deposits, and coal and sometimes in amber and certain other materials. (Web site)
  4. Fossils are found in thin layers less than an inch thick.
  5. Fossils are not just beautiful objects to be placed on display, but every one tells a wonderful story.

Paleontology

  1. Paleontology is a field of biology but its development has been closely tied to geology and the effort to understand the history of Earth itself. (Web site)
  2. Paleontology is a rich field, imbued with a long and interesting past and an even more intriguing and hopeful future. (Web site)
  3. Paleontology is the branch of biology that studies the forms of life that existed in former geologic periods, chiefly by studying fossils.
  4. Paleontology is the investigation of life-forms from the distant past, primarily through the study of fossilized plants and animals. (Web site)
  5. Paleontology is the study of ancient life, which means that it can include both the study of trace fossils and body fossils.

Paleoanthropology

  1. Paleoanthropology is a fascinating subject where piecing together the skulls and artifacts allows us a peek into the history of mankind. (Web site)
  2. Paleoanthropology is a little kid trying to answer big questions.
  3. Paleoanthropology is the study of early forms of humans and their primate ancestors. (Web site)
  4. Paleoanthropology is the study of humankind and may even assess the Paleodiet on which humans subsisted.

Humans

  1. Humans are among more than 200 species of primates living on Earth today—one of the latest products of a long history of primate evolution.
  2. Humans are an example of a plantigrade species; and in humans the podials and metatarsals constitute the sole of the foot.
  3. Humans are hominids. (Web site)
  4. Humans are hominins. (Web site)
  5. Humans are synapsids as well and are the current dominant species on Earth.

Mammals

  1. Mammals are animals that have hair, are warm-blooded, and nourish their young with milk. (Web site)
  2. Mammals are amniotes, and synapsids. (Web site)
  3. Mammals are saddled with bidirectional lungs that mix 'fresh' and 'stale' (carbon dioxide-laden) air.
  4. Mammals are some of the largest, strongest, fastest, and most intelligent species on the planet, including whales, elephants, cats, and apes. (Web site)
  5. Mammals are vertebrates. (Web site)

Aepycamelus

  1. Aepycamelus is an extinct species of camelid, formerly called Alticamelus in scientific literature.
  2. Aepycamelus is the new name of Alticamelus (meaning "tall camel"). (Web site)
  3. Aepycamelus was an early mammal. (Web site)
  4. Aepycamelus was a very fast runner. (Web site)
  5. Aepycamelus is the new name of Alticamelus, a prehistoric camel that lived from the middle through late Miocene. (Web site)

Afrotheria

  1. Afrotheria are believed to have originated in Africa at a time when the continent was isolated from other continents.
  2. Afrotheria is a clade of mammal s with the rank of cohort, that has been proposed based on DNA analysis.
  3. Afrotheria is a clade of mammals with the rank of cohort or superorder, that has been proposed based on DNA analysis.

Ambulocetidae

  1. Ambulocetidae is a family of early cetacean s that still were able to walk on land.
  2. Ambulocetidae is a family of early cetaceans that could walk on land.
  3. Ambulocetidae is a family of early cetaceans that still were able to walk on land.

Anaspida

  1. Anaspida are possibly ancestral to living lampreys.
  2. Anaspida are similar to the Osteostraci and had unpaired fins.
  3. The Anaspida are stem gnathostomes.

Anaspids

  1. Anaspids are characterized by a large, tri-radiate spine (red) posteriorly to the series of branchial openings. (Web site)
  2. Anaspids are classically regarded as close relatives or ancestors of lampreys. (Web site)
  3. Anaspids were small (up to 15 cm in length).
  4. Anaspids were small marine agnathans that lacked scales and paired fins. (Web site)

Anchitherium

  1. Anchitherium is a fossil animal with three hoofs , a presumed predecessor of the horse.
  2. Anchitherium was an early Miocene form as large as a modern pony, which migrated from North America to Europe. (Web site)
  3. Anchitherium was the largest of the horses at Thomas Farm, about the size of a modern donkey.

Arsinoitherium

  1. Arsinoitherium is an extinct genus of paenungulate mammal related to elephants, and hyraxes ( Embrithopoda). (Web site)
  2. Arsinoitherium is an extinct mammal genus of the superorder Paenungulata.
  3. Arsinoitherium was an early, rhinoceros-like mammal that lived during the early Oligocene (about 38 to 23 million years ago). (Web site)

Bennettitales

  1. Bennettitales is an order of plants in the anthophyte clade that first appeared in the Triassic period and became extinct toward the end of the Cretaceous. (Web site)
  2. The Bennettitales were proposed as possible flowering plant ancestors because of their flower-like bisexual reproductive structures. (Web site)

Bisonalveus Browni

  1. Bisonalveus browni is an extinct mammal believed to be related to the modern pangolin.
  2. Bisonalveus browni is an extinct mammal, once believed to be related to the modern pangolin. (Web site)

Chippewaella

  1. Chippewaella patellitheca is a very primitive snail-like mollusc from the Late Cambrian. (Web site)
  2. The first gastropods were exclusively marine, with the earliest representatives of the group appearing in the Late Cambrian ( Chippewaella, Strepsodiscus). (Web site)

Creodonts

  1. Creodonts were considered ancestors to Carnivora, but are now considered to have shared a common ancestor further back.
  2. Creodonts are an extinct order of mammals that lived from the Paleocene to the Miocene epochs. (Web site)
  3. Creodonts were an important group of carnivorous mammals from 55 to 35 million years ago in the ecosystems of Africa, Eurasia and North America. (Web site)
  4. Creodonts were first described by paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope in 1877. (Web site)
  5. Creodonts were not part of the order Carnivora, but they independently evolved carnivorous specializations in their teeth and limbs. (Web site)

Cycads

  1. Cycads are an ancient group of seed plants with a crown of large compound leaves and a stout trunk covered with scale-like leaves. (Web site)
  2. Cycads are palm-like trees that live in warm climates. (Web site)
  3. Cycads were a dominant vegetative type. (Web site)
  4. Cycads were much more prominent in the forsts of the Mesozoic than they are today. (Web site)
  5. The cycads were all dioecious (male and female plants) and had a distinctive trunk upon which grew 'fronds' composed of pinnate leaves.

Entelodonts

  1. Entelodonts are an extinct, omnivorous group of mammals distantly related to modern pigs and other hoofed animals.
  2. Entelodonts were an extinct, omnivorous, group of mammals, distantly related to modern pigs and other non- ruminating artiodactyls. (Web site)
  3. The Entelodonts were rather pig-like animals, with bulky bodies but short, slender legs, and long muzzles. (Web site)
  4. The entelodonts are one of the more common fossil animals found in the Mongolian Hsanda Gol formation. (Web site)

Eozostrodon

  1. Eozostrodon was about 42 inches (107 cm) long. (Web site)
  2. Eozostrodon was a quadruped with short legs, a long, pointed snout, five-toed feet with claws, and a long, hairy tail (it looked like a modern-day shrew). (Web site)
  3. Eozostrodon was one of the earliest mammal s. (Web site)
  4. Eozostrodon was one of the earliest mammals.
  5. Eozostrodon was one of the first mammals, which lived during the Upper Triassic and the Lower Jurassic. (Web site)

Eusthenopteron

  1. Eusthenopteron is a member of a clade of extinct lobe- finned fishes called the Tristichopteridae.
  2. Eusthenopteron is a renowned Tristichopterid.
  3. Eusthenopteron was a carnivore (meat-eater) that had a three-pronged tail, an armored head, and a long body. (Web site)
  4. Eusthenopteron was a genus of lobe-finned fish which has attained an iconic status from its close relationships to tetrapods.
  5. Eusthenopteron was first described by J. F. Whiteaves in 1881, as part of a large collection of fishes from Miguasha, Quebec. (Web site)

Extinction

  1. Extinction is a natural phenomenon; it is estimated that 99.9% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.
  2. Extinction is the process in which groups of organisms (species) die out. (Web site)
  3. Extinction is usually a natural phenomenon; it is estimated that more than 99.9% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.
  4. Extinction was not always an established concept. (Web site)

Fish

  1. The fish is the simplest vertebrate and was the first vertebrate to appear on Earth. (Web site)
  2. The fish was plaster jacketed and brought back to the lab for preparation and cleaning.
  3. The fish was referred to as a "Living Fossil".
  4. The fish was the first animal to develop a jaw. (Web site)

Gomphotheres

  1. Gomphotheres are browsing forms, related to elephants. (Web site)
  2. Gomphotheres are extinct, but were the most widespread and diverse group of proboscideans. (Web site)
  3. Gomphotheres are regarded as the ancestor to the genus Stegodon as well as mammoths and both the present living species of elephants. (Web site)
  4. The gomphotheres were one of three distinct proboscidean lines established by the Miocene. (Web site)

Hadrocodium

  1. Hadrocodium is a distant and extinct relative of living mammals such as the platypus, kangaroos and primates.
  2. Hadrocodium is a mammal species which lived during the Lower Jurassic in present-day China .
  3. Hadrocodium is the earliest known mammal with only a single jaw joint.
  4. Hadrocodium was an insectivore (insect-eater) that may have been nocturnal (most active at night).
  5. Hadrocodium was discovered in the famous Lufeng Basin in Y unnan Province, southwestern China. (Web site)

Hyaenodon

  1. A hyaenodon is a Large creature instead of a Medium.
  2. Hyaenodon is a highly hypercarnivorous (almost exclusively meat eating) and cursorial predator (Morlo 1999).
  3. Hyaenodon was a long lived and wide spread group. (Web site)
  4. Hyaenodon were very successful predators from a group known as Creodonts. (Web site)
  5. The hyaenodon is a large hunter and scavenger of the Pleistocene era that resembles the modern hyena.

Ichnology

  1. Ichnology is the branch of paleontology dealing with the study of fossilized footprints, tracks and burrows. (Web site)
  2. Ichnology is the branch of paleontology that deals with plant and animal traces.
  3. Ichnology is the branch of biology that deals with traces of organismal behavior.
  4. Ichnology is a branch of paleontology that has only recently begun to be tapped for its tremendous information content.
  5. Ichnology is the branch of paleontology that deals with traces of organismal behavior.

Lystrosaurus

  1. Lystrosaurus is a common herbivore that survives the extinction event.
  2. Lystrosaurus is a common herbivore that survives the extinction. (Web site)
  3. Lystrosaurus is a well-known dicynodont.
  4. Lystrosaurus is an important index fossil.
  5. Lystrosaurus was the most common synapsid shortly after the Permian-Triassic extinction event. (Web site)

Megazostrodon

  1. Megazostrodon is one of the first mammals. (Web site)
  2. Megazostrodon is the only well known genus of the family Megazostrodontidae.
  3. Megazostrodon is a good example of these early mammals .
  4. Megazostrodon is a good example.
  5. Megazostrodon was a small, furry,[3] shrew -like animal between 10 and 12 cm long which probably ate insects and small lizards. (Web site)

Molars

  1. The molars are 'triconodont-like' and suggest an inordinate fondness of beetles and other creepy-crawlies.
  2. The molars are sharply cusped like in bats, and have slightly reduced posterior heels on their molars.
  3. The molars are tricuspid.
  4. The molars were a little larger than in afarensis and much larger than modern human. (Web site)
  5. The molars were essentially bunodont (with low, rounded cusps) and the premolars simple. (Web site)

Pelycosaurs

  1. Pelycosaurs are divided in to the suborders Eupelycosauria and Caseasauria.
  2. Pelycosaurs are not Therapsida but soon they gave rise to them.
  3. The pelycosaurs was the first animals to have temporal fenestra.
  4. The pelycosaurs was the first animals to have temporal fenestra.Pelycosaurs are not Therapsida but soon they gave rise to them.
  5. The pelycosaurs were early synapsids; later synapsids were the therapsids, cynodonts and dicynodonts (from the late Permian period), leading to the mammals.

Platybelodon

  1. A Platybelodon is a large, extinct herbivorous mammal related to the elephant (order Proboscidea ).
  2. Platybelodon - A really strange elephant, from a simple two-piece mold.
  3. Platybelodon was 20 ft (6 m) long, 9 ft (2.8 m) tall at the shoulder and weighed about 4.5 tons (4 tonnes). (Web site)
  4. Platybelodon was an early mammal. (Web site)
  5. Platybelodon was an herbivore (plant-eater) that ate leaves. (Web site)

Plesiadapiformes

  1. Plesiadapiformes is a clade related to Primates .
  2. Plesiadapiformes is an extinct order of mammals and are either closely related to the primates, or are the pre-cursor to them.
  3. Plesiadapiformes is an extinct order of mammals.
  4. The plesiadapiformes are an infraorder composed of six families and almost forty genera. (Web site)

Plesiadapis

  1. Plesiadapis is one of the oldest known primate -like mammal species which existed about 60 mya in North America and Europe. (Web site)
  2. Plesiadapis is one of the oldest known primate-like mammal species which existed about 60 mya in Asia, Africa and South America. (Web site)
  3. Plesiadapis is one of the oldest known primates who lived 60 mya during the paleocene on europe and north america, it looked like the moderm squirrel . (Web site)
  4. Plesiadapis was a mammal that lived from the late Paleocene and the early Eocene (roughly 65 million years ago).
  5. Plesiadapis was named by Gervais in 1877.

Teeth

  1. Teeth are most often preserved as they are the hardest part of the skeleton and therefore most resistant to wear and breakage. (Web site)
  2. Teeth are absent. (Web site)
  3. Teeth are of three forms: coniform (cones), ramiform (bars), and pectiniform (platforms).
  4. Teeth were replaced by a toothless beak and changes in muscle structure allowed wings to flap. (Web site)
  5. The teeth are small and have pointed cusps. (Web site)

Williamsonia

  1. Williamsonia is a fossil plant that thrived from the Triassic period through the Cretaceous period.
  2. Williamsonia is a fossil genus of Bennettitales, an extinct group of seed plants in the anthophyte clade.
  3. Williamsonia was a bennettitalean (a cycadeoidphyte, a primitive gymnosperm that resembled cycads but was not a cycad). (Web site)
  4. Williamsonia was a bennettitalean (a cycadeoidphyte, primitive gymnosperm that resembled cycads but was not a cycad).

Woolly Rhinoceros

  1. The woolly rhinoceros are members of the Pleistocene megafauna.
  2. The woolly rhinoceros was an important animal of the Last Cold Stage fauna and had a slightly more southerly distribution than that of the mammoth. (Web site)
  3. Woolly rhinoceros are clearly shown in cave paintings made by Neanderthals in southern France around 30,000 years ago. (Web site)
  4. Woolly rhinoceros are clearly shown in the cave paintings of early humans.

Acritarchs

  1. Acritarchs are known from 1400  million years ago, and had achieved considerable diversity 100 million years later.
  2. Acritarchs are known from 1400 Ma and had achieved considerable diversity by 1300 Ma.
  3. Acritarchs are small organic structures found as fossils.

Alvarez Hypothesis

  1. Since the Alvarez hypothesis was first proposed, the search for the "perpetrator" of the K-T extinction has been a thriving area of scientific research. (Web site)
  2. The book does a good job, however, of debunking the pseudoscience and mystique of the Alvarez hypothesis.
  3. Fortunately for Jackie, Helen was less hostile to the Alvarez Hypothesis than most members of her profession.

Amebelodon

  1. Amebelodon - The Shovel-tusker: Account of a new discovery.
  2. Amebelodon was a large herbivorous mammal.

Antarctica

  1. Antarctica is a frozen desert with little precipitation; the South Pole itself receives less than 10 centimeters (4 in) per year, on average.
  2. Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. (Web site)
  3. Antarctica is the southernmost continent and includes the South Pole.

Astrapotherium

  1. Astrapotherium is an extinct South American mammal which somewhat resembled modern elephants but with much smaller ears. (Web site)

Atdabanian

  1. The same timespan is split into Tommotian, Atdabanian and Botomian stages in East Asia and Siberia.
  2. The Atdabanian period of the Early Cambrian epoch lasted from ca 530 to ca 524 Mya.

Atlantogenata

  1. Atlantogenata is a mammal clade containing the cohorts or super-orders Xenarthra , Afrotheria and Meridiungulata .

Baragwanathia Longifolia

  1. Baragwanathia longifolia is an Australian lycopsid. (Web site)

Bennettites

  1. The Bennettites are very similar to Cycads, and were widely spread across the planet between the early Triassic to late Cretaceous (248-140Ma). (Web site)

Carpolestes Simpsoni

  1. Carpolestes simpsoni is an extinct species of Plesiadapiformes, which are the earliest primate -like mammals appearing in the fossil record.

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