Fossils help experts explain how mammals thrived after dinosaurs

The early mammals, Pantolampadas, dominated the world after the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. The early mammals, Pantolampadas, dominated the world after the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. 62 million years ago, a mother gave birth to a child. After overcoming the trauma of birth within minutes, the baby … Read more

Australian fish fossils reach the heart of vertebrate evolution

Scientists in Australia have unearthed beautifully preserved fossilized hearts and other internal organs of ancient armored fish in a discovery that provides insight into the evolution of the bodies of vertebrates – including humans. Researchers Thursday described the heart, the organ that pumps blood through the body’s circulatory system, in fish called placoderms that inhabited … Read more