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Friday, 25 May 2018

Ground-Dwelling Birds Survived End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction

Ground-Dwelling Birds Survived End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction

When the dinosaurs died, so did forests -- and tree-dwelling birds
Chicago Field Museum, May 24, 2018
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524141736.htm

http://www.hastingstribune.com/asteroid-that-wiped-out-the-dinosaurs-also-shaped-the-evolution/article_001faecc-7f3f-588c-b23d-535d0d2b057b.html

The abstract of the paper is at:

Daniel J. Field, Antoine Bercovici, Jacob S. Berv, Regan Dunn,
David E. Fastovsky, Tyler R. Lyson, Vivi Vajda, and Jacques A.
Gauthier, 2018, Early Evolution of Modern Birds Structured
by Global Forest Collapse at the End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction.
Current Biology, 2018; DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.04.062
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982218305347?via%3Dihub


Related articles are:

Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs
Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming, All Things Considered
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/24/614105843/asteroid-impact-that-wipedout-the-dinosaurs-also-caused-abrupt-global-warming

Humanity's greatest challenge to save the world from catastrophic
asteroid impacts, By Megan Palin New Zealand Herald,
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12041405

Yours,

Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)

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