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Lucy’s Monstrous Misfits II: Upside-Down Mastodon
September 17, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr. Bakker’s series on Lucy continues below. Check out  Part 1: Lucy – Out of Africa. Not! and Part 2: Lucy’s Monstrous Misfits: The Moose-Giraffe. Why did some of Lucy’s neighbors score big bio-geographical successes, spreading over many continents? Three More Cases: Hairy Monsters With Tusks & Trunks photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar (on the […]

Lucy’s Monstrous Misfits: The Moose-Giraffe
September 10, 2009 · 3 Comments

Dr. Bakker’s series on Lucy continues below. Check out Part 1: Lucy – Out of Africa. Not! Our Lucy and her kin were surrounded by hairy monsters – there were more kinds of multi-ton mammals than at any other time in Darwinian history. Lots looked “normal.” There were a half-dozen species that were elephant-shaped, more […]

Lucy, Out of Africa. Not!
August 31, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Lucy is the most famous of the Australopithecine Clan – that’s about a half dozen species all together, maybe more. The Clan was long-lived and successful…at least in Africa. They spread from the edge of the Sahara Desert in the north all the way to Cape Province near the southern tip of the continent. Dig […]

Darwin’s Pony…and the Bulldog Who Loved Horses
August 6, 2009 · 2 Comments

Count The Toes on Our Petrified Pony Folks stop and stare at our fossil horse.  It is cute in a coltish way, all gangly and long-legged. And it is dynamic – rearing up as if it just saw you and whinnying a “Hello!”  But sharp-eyed visitors take a second look. Our Merychippus demands a digital double-take. […]



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