Dinosaurs were cold too

Dinosaurs were cold too

Dinosaurs were cold too A team of paleontologists from France and China has shown that during a part of the Lower Cretaceous, temperatures were colder than previously assumed , which implies that in the age of the dinosaurs the climate was not always warm. The paleontologists authors of the study determined the temperatures of the time from fossils of […]

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Paraceratherium-transouralicum

When mammals replaced dinosaurs

When dinosaurs became extinct 65 million ago, mammals began to grow, multiplying their size by a thousand in some cases. This is the case of  Deinotherium, a distant relative of elephants that disappeared 2.7 million years ago and weighed 17.00 kilograms. “The dinosaurs disappear and, suddenly, nobody else eats the vegetation. That means a great availability of food , […]

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Diplodocus

The most famous dinosaurs of prehistory

The first dinosaurs evolved during the middle to late Triassic period, about 230 million years ago, in the part of the super continent of Pangea that currently corresponds to South America. Before that, the dominant terrestrial reptiles were archosaurs (dominant reptiles), therapsids (mammal-like reptiles), and pelycosaurs (such as the Dimetrodon that lived during the Permian period). The earliest archosaurs are believed […]

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