Ancient Fauna, Flora & Fungi

    Ancient Fauna, Flora & Fungi

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    How the Turtle Got Its Shell

    Where did turtles come from? And how did the they get their shells?

    How the Turtle Got Its Shell

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    How the Squid Lost Its Shell

    Ancestors of cephalopods all had shells until it proved to be their biggest weakness.

    How the Squid Lost Its Shell

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    Why Triassic Animals Were Just the Weirdest

    Why the Triassic was full of creatures that look a lot like other, more modern species.

    Why Triassic Animals Were Just the Weirdest

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    When Fish First Breathed Air

    Before a group of fish could live on dry land, they acquired the ability to breathe air.

    When Fish First Breathed Air

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    When Insects First Flew

    Insects were the first animals to fly. Scientists are still working on how it happened.

    When Insects First Flew

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    When Fish Wore Armor

    420 million years ago, some fish wore armor – and it may have served a surprising purpose.

    When Fish Wore Armor

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    When Birds Had Teeth

    How did Archaeopteryx relate to today’s birds? Its teeth provide a major clue.

    When Birds Had Teeth

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    How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)

    Horses vanished from North America for 10,000 years until a mammal brought them back.

    How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)

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    Life, Sex & Death Among the Dire Wolves

    Dire wolves were real! Their remains taught us a lot about how they lived.

    Life, Sex & Death Among the Dire Wolves

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    When Giant Amphibians Reigned

    A look at when Temnospondyls Amphibians existed for 210 million years

    When Giant Amphibians Reigned

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    When Giant Scorpions Swarmed the Seas

    Sea scorpions thrived for 200 million years, coming in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

    When Giant Scorpions Swarmed the Seas