Quaternary extinction event
The Quaternary period saw the extinctions of numerous predominantly larger, especially megafaunal, species, many of which occurred during the transition from the Pleistocene to the Holocene epoch. How...
Quaternary extinction event - Wikipedia
NOVA: Little people of Flores
In 2003 paleoanthropologists made a discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores that shook up the world of early human studies like no other in recent years...
DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth
A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia. The find underscores that our Homo sapiens ancestors shared the Eurasian continent with other hu...
Scientists Figure Out How Ancient 'Terror Bird' Stalked Prey
About 3.5 million years ago, 10-foot-tall carnivorous birds with hooked beaks roamed parts of South America in search of prey. Now, researchers have found a nearly complete skeleton of a new species o...
Scientists Are Closer to Recreating the Woolly Mammoth
Geneticists extracted genetic material from mammoths preserved in Arctic permafrost and used a new DNA scissoring technique, allowing them to make precision edits to elephant DNA and splicing in mammo...
New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution
Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it comes to human ancestry, they’ve been able to collect bits and pieces of the giant puzzle that is hum...
New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution
Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it comes to human ancestry, they’ve been able to collect bits and pieces of the giant puzzle that is hum...
Oldest Art Was Carved Onto Shell 540,000 Years Ago
Some 540,000 years ago, an ancient ancestor of modern humans took a shark tooth and carefully carved a geometric engraving on a mollusk shell. The engraving -- the oldest piece of art ever found by at...
Neanderthals
The Neanderthals or Neandertals /niˈændərˌtɑːlz/, us also /neɪ/-, -/ˈɑːndər/-, -/ˌtɔːlz/, -/ˌθɔːlz/) (from German: Neandertaler [neˈandɐˌtaːlɐ] from Neandertal ("Neander Valley") in Germany, where rem...
Neanderthals - Wikipedia
DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth
A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia. The find underscores that our Homo sapiens ancestors shared the Eurasian continent with other hu...
Scientists Figure Out How Ancient 'Terror Bird' Stalked Prey
About 3.5 million years ago, 10-foot-tall carnivorous birds with hooked beaks roamed parts of South America in search of prey. Now, researchers have found a nearly complete skeleton of a new species o...
Scientists Are Closer to Recreating the Woolly Mammoth
Geneticists extracted genetic material from mammoths preserved in Arctic permafrost and used a new DNA scissoring technique, allowing them to make precision edits to elephant DNA and splicing in mammo...
Poebrodon
Poebrodon is an extinct genus of terrestrial herbivore the family Camelidae, endemic to North America from the Pliocene through Pleistocene 46.2—42.0 mya, existing for approximately 4.68 million years...
Columbian Mammoth
The Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) was a species of mammoth of the Quaternary period that appeared in North America (in the present United States and to as far south as Nicaragua and Honduras) ...
Columbian Mammoth - Wikipedia
Oldest Art Was Carved Onto Shell 540,000 Years Ago
Some 540,000 years ago, an ancient ancestor of modern humans took a shark tooth and carefully carved a geometric engraving on a mollusk shell. The engraving -- the oldest piece of art ever found by at...
Stephanorhinus
Stephanorhinus is an extinct genus of rhinoceros native to northern Eurasia that lived during the Lower to Early Late Pleistocene epoch. It had two horns and was a relatively large rhino. It weighed o...
Stephanorhinus - Wikipedia
Rewilding Institute
The Rewilding Institute is an organization concerned with the integration of traditional wildlife and wildlands conservation to advance landscape-scale conservation. It was founded by radical environm...
Xenocyon lycaonoides
Xenocyon lycanoides, also known as the African wolf, is an extinct canid from the Pleistocene of Eurasia. It lived from 1.8 Ma to 126,000 years ago, existing for approximately 1.674 million years. Its...
Xenocyon lycaonoides - Wikipedia
Equus namadicus
Equus namadicus is a prehistoric equid, known from equid remains dating to the Pleistocene excavated in deposits of the Narmada river, in India. It is contemporary and possibly even identical to, Equ...
Equus namadicus - Wikipedia
Straight-tusked Elephant
The straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) is an extinct species of elephant closely related to the living Asian elephant. It inhabited Europe during the Middle and Late Pleistocene (781,00...
Straight-tusked Elephant - Wikipedia
Panthera onca mesembrina
Panthera onca mesembrina, commonly known as the Pleistocene South American jaguar, is an extinct subspecies of the jaguar that was endemic to North and South America during the Pleistocene epoch (1.8 ...
Panthera onca mesembrina - Wikipedia
Cervalces
Cervalces is an extinct deer genus that lived during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs. Cervalces gallicus, the ancestral species, lived in Europe from the Pliocene to the Pleistocene strata. Cerval...
Cervalces - Wikipedia
Volia
Volia is an extinct genus of mekosuchine crocodylian from Fiji. It was around 2–3 meters long. Notwithstanding its small size, it was probably the top predator of the Pleistocene ecosystems of Fiji.Fo...
Volia - Wikipedia
Theriodictis
Theriodictis is an extinct genus of small hypercarnivorous fox-like canid endemic to South America during the Pleistocene, living from 1.2 Ma-11,000 years ago and existing for approximately 1.19 milli...
Antifer
Antifer is an extinct genus of small herbivorous deer of ths family Cervidae endemic to South America during the Late Pliocene to Late Pleistocene, living from 3.6 Ma-11,000 years ago and existing for...
Cyprus Dwarf Elephant
The Cyprus dwarf elephant (Palaeoloxodon cypriotes) is an extinct species of elephant related to the living Asian elephant. It was among the only mammals on Cyprus before human arrived, and it is thou...
Cyprus Dwarf Elephant - Wikipedia
Huilatherium
Huilatherium is an extinct genus of leontiniid, a group of hoofed mammals belonging to the order Notoungulata, that comprising other South American ungulates families that evolved in parallel with som...
Huilatherium - Wikipedia
Homotherini
Homotherini is an extinct tribe of carnivoran mammals of the family Felidae (true cats). These saber-toothed cats were endemic to North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America from the Mioc...
Homotherini - Wikipedia
Island 35 Mastodon
The Island 35 Mastodon was discovered on Island No. 35 of the Mississippi River in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States.In 1900, a Pleistocene mastodon skeleton was excavated approximately 3 miles...
Island 35 Mastodon - Wikipedia