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Iguana Relative Shows How Lizards Spread Worldwide

… partial lower jaw of a new species of acrodontan, shows that they lived in the New World much earlier than thought. The fossil suggests that acrodontans managed to distribute themselves worldwide before the ancient supercontinent Pangaea broke up about 200 million years ago, the researchers said. [Image Gallery: 25 Amazing Ancient Beasts] To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Iguana Relative Shows How Lizards Spread Worldwide …

Study Maps What Mammal World Would Be Like Without Humans 

… large animals would no doubt have existed in other places, e.g. notably parts of the New World such as Texas and neighboring areas and the region around northern Argentina-southern Brazil,” Søren Faurby, the study’s lead author and a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Bioscience, at Aarhus University in Denmark, said in a statement. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Study Maps What Mammal World Would Be Like Without Humans – NBC …

Britain creates world’s largest marine reserve – CBS News

… sea level. The reserve also protects one of the two remaining raised coral atolls on the planet as well as 40 Mile Reef, the deepest and most well developed coral reef known in the world. “Our first-ever scientific exploration of the area revealed entirely new species as well as an abundance of top predators like shark,” said National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, head of Society’s Pristine Seas project. “It was like traveling to a New World full of hidden …

A new species of tapaculo in South America

From Phys.Org, Posted March 11, 2105 From museum drawers to the new species list: tapaculos add to the biodiversity of the New World tropics! After being misidentified and sitting in a museum drawer for more than seventy years, a group of bird specimens collected in Colombia and Venezuela has been determined to represent a previously unknown species, now dubbed the Perijá Tapaculo (Scytalopus perijanus). In a new paper in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, Jorge Avendaño of the Universidad de …