News tagged with carboniferous period

Ancient harvestmen revealed in 3-D models

Two ancient types of harvestmen, or 'daddy long legs,' which skittered around forests more than 300 million years ago, are revealed in new three-dimensional virtual fossil models published today in the journal Nature Communications.

dateAug 23, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution

( -- Global warming devastated tropical rainforests 300 million years ago. Now scientists report the unexpected discovery that this event triggered an evolutionary burst among reptiles -- and inadvertently paved ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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