The statues of funny dinosaurs in the city park bring to life the myths of a long-gone ancient era, when real dinosaurs shook the earth with their heavy footsteps and truly ruled this world. Their distant winged descendants continue to remind us of that distant mythological age. ...
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The mass extinction was not a simple and rapid process that occurred under the influence of any one cause. Some animals disappeared even before the end of the Cretaceous; others were already in clear decline, but many ceased to exist precisely at the K/T boundary. ...
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The asteroid hypothesis alone does not explain the dinosaur extinction. Asteroids have repeatedly collided with Earth throughout its history, leaving craters behind. Some of them are larger than Chicxulub. The Deccan Traps also played their role. ...
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The extinction of dinosaurs was part of the mass extinction that occurred at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. It affected all continents and wiped out many groups of animals. Researchers explain it by various causes and the effects of several mechanisms of destruction. ...
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Many hypotheses about the extinction of dinosaurs exist, since a single asteroid impact alone cannot explain the mass extinction at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. The process was complex and lengthy, influenced by a significant number of different factors. ...
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Scientists found the earliest fossils of basal tetrapodomorphs in the Early Devonian of China (Yunnan). Tungsenia paradoxa—409 mya (Pragian) and Kenichthys campbelli—395 mya (Emsian). These are the first known fish-like sarcopterygian ancestors of four-legged creatures. ...
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Tetrapodomorphs represent early fish-like forms of the evolutionary line leading to tetrapods. They exhibited intermediate traits between fish and tetrapods, including lungs and fins similar to limbs. This indicates an adaptation to life in shallow water or on land. ...
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This List of Neanderthal fossil sites will make it easier to navigate among the number of discovered sites of ancient people. It contains a list of finds with links to their brief descriptions. There are about 246 sites in 31 countries, from Europe to Central Asia and the Altai. ...
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Neanderthal fossils 50–40 thousand years old differ from older ones due to the better preserva-tion of remains, which makes it possible to study DNA and obtain previously inaccessible information. The study of the history of Neanderthal man continues. ...
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Neanderthal sites are found everywhere in Europe, except its northern regions, and further east, through the Levant, Caucasus, and Central Asia as far as the Altai Mountains. The catalog of important Neanderthal remains sites gives their brief description and characteristics. ...
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