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Study shows largest North America climate change in 65 million years

Study shows largest North America climate change in 65 million years

Published: Feb 7th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The largest climate change in central North America since the age of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, a temperature drop of nearly 15 degrees Fahrenheit, is documented within the fossilized teeth of horses and other plant-eating mammals, a new study reveals.

‘Terror bird’ arrived in North America before land bridge, study finds

Published: Jan 23rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led study has determined that Titanis walleri, a prehistoric 7-foot-tall flightless “terror bird,” arrived in North America from South America long before a land bridge connected the two continents.

UF-Led study revises understanding of primate origins

Published: Jan 15th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study led by a University of Florida paleontologist reconstructs the base of our family tree and extends its roots 10 million years, a finding that sheds new light on the origin and earliest stages of primate evolution.