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Discovery of Giant Wasp Opens Window to Ancient Forests

… poplar). Furthermore, the discovery of Y.Orthosemos indicates to researchers which types of animals and plants can coexist when the climate is slightly warmer. The ancient forest the wasp inhabited grew during a period of Earth’s history when a large portion of the globe was experiencing tropical heat. With the significant elevation of this area of British Columbia, the McAbee forest would have had a climate much like modern-day Vancouver, temperatures preferable to wasps. This means the …

Seal pups recognise their mothers’ voices and differentiate in Antarctic colonies | Daily Mail Online

… identity Even in a packed, noisy colony, antarctic fur seal pups are able to recognise their own mother’s voice calling to them. During the four-month lactation period, mothers alternate their time feeding with foraging for food and when they return they need to find their lone pups on the densely populated shoreline. Scientists have found seal pups listen out and identify their mother’s vocal pitch from a distance and then use other components of her vocal signature to find her at …

Giant lion find in Outback NT | NT News

… Alcoota and can’t be found anywhere else. We (also) possibly found a new species of dwarf emu.” The marsupial lion bone was found during a dig last month. Dr Yates said the dwarf emu bones found at Alcoota suggested the ­animal was a lot more ancient and primitive than other emu fossils found in other parts of the country. “We can’t be certain of the exact date,” he said. “But we can be very sure it belongs to a period known as the late Miocene, so our best guess is in the vicinity …

Jurassic bark : Nature Plants

… there some other reason? Species go extinct and new ones emerge all the time. However, there have been at least five global mass extinctions in the history of life on Earth, short periods when large numbers of species, genera and even larger groupings cease to exist. The most recent occurred at the end of the Cretaceous period some 66 million years ago (Ma), triggered by an asteroid hitting the earth somewhere off the coast of Mexico, which resulted in the loss of three quarters of animal …

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