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The fossilized bones of a small lizard-like creature from about 250-million years ago Paleo Gondwanaland Was Full Of Lystrosaurs
Science / Earth
Thursday May 03, 2018

An expedition studying the aftermath of one of Earth's greatest global extinctions collected hundreds of prehistoric animal fossils from the mountains of Antarctica this past season. Ten researchers spent nearly six weeks camped in the Transantarctic Mountains, collecting fossils that formed following the great extinction at the end of the Permian era.
Peter Braddock, the group's mountaineer, walks towards the McIntyre Promontory, the rocky outcrop where the group collected plant fossils. The Prehistoric Forests of the Frozen Continent
Science / Earth
Friday June 30, 2017

Paleontologists uncovered the fossil remnants of the oldest forest yet discovered in Antarctica. At about 270 million years old, the fossils come from an extinct species of tree known as Glossopteris. The fossils promise to offer paleontologists insights into the prehistoric climate and ecology of Antarctica, and the dramatic ecological changes that were about to sweep across the continent.

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