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Millions of years of evolution at stake on Madagascar

The island of Madagascar is one of the world’s most important hotspots of biodiversity, harboring diverse species from baobab trees to lemurs and even the world’s smallest chameleon, most of which are found nowhere else on Earth. In fact, around 90% of its species of... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 14, 2023
The puzzling history of South American mammals

When the Isthmus of Panama formed, it connected North and South America, allowing the interchange of the previously separated faunas from two continents. A puzzling aspect of this interchange is that North American mammals seem to be more successful. The fossil record shows more mammals... click to read more

  • Juan D. Carrillo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France; Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 17, 2021
Gliding mammals during the Age of Dinosaurs

There is a tremendous interest in the dinosaurs that ruled the Earth during the Mesozoic Era, or the Age of Dinosaurs, but what about our mammalian ancestors that were alive at the same time? Tiny mammals lived amongst the dinosaurs for over 100 million years;... click to read more

  • David M. Grossnickle | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The College of The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on May 18, 2018