Friday, 1 June 2018

Utah fossil reveals global exodus of mammals' near relatives to major continents



A small fossil is evidence that Earth's ancient supercontinent, Pangea, separated some 15 million years later than previously believed

Date: May 23, 2018
Source: University of Southern California

Summary:
A nearly 130-million-year-old fossilized skull found in Utah is an Earth-shattering discovery in one respect. The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought and that a group of reptile-like mammals that bridge the reptile and mammal transition experienced an unsuspected burst of evolution across several continents.


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