Citations with the tag: EXTINCT animals
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- The last of the...monster birds.
Laycock, George // Boys' Life; Apr93, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p24
Describes some of the odd birds that once lived in the world but are now extinct. Archaeopteryx, the oldest bird known to science that lived in what is now Germany; The dodo that became extinct about 1680; The great auk. INSET: Bye-bye birdies..
- An ice age `whodunit.'
Sherman, Jason // Faces (07491387); Nov96, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p22
Focuses on some of the theories that have have been developed over the years by scientists and archaeologists to explain what caused the death of large mammals such as mastodon and mammoths after the ice age. Evaluation of two of the Pleistocene extinction theories that have been widely...
- Smithsonian horizons.
Adams, R. // Smithsonian; Feb90, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p12
No abstract available.
- Honey, I shrunk the giant mammals.
Hecht, Jeff // New Scientist; 2/13/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1860, p15
Reports on research by Mikael Fortelius of the Finnish Museum of Natural History in Helsinki and John Kappelman of the University of Texas at Austin who believe the indricotherium was the largest mammal ever to walk on land. Its size; When and where it lived; How scientists estimate the sizes...
- Were dinosaurs born losers?
Archibald, David // New Scientist; 2/13/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1860, p24
Focuses on a study of species changes at the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) boundary. The pattern of biotic turnover; Parallels between the pattern of biotic turnover and a game like blackjack; Findings of work in eastern Montana; Major, albeit indirect, cause of the disappearance of dinosaurs in...
- Victims of volcanoes.
Officer, Charles // New Scientist; 2/20/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1861, p34
Focuses on the theory that large volcanic eruptions could have disrupted the ecosystem during the Cretaceous and Tertiary boundary (K/T boundary) enough to speed up the rate of extinctions. The lack of hard evidence to back this theory; Problems with evidence of the impact theory; Geophysical...
- The amphibious past of whales.
Bunney, Sarah // New Scientist; 3/20/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1865, p17
Reports on research by J. Thewissen of Duke University Medical School in North Carolina and S. Hussain of Howard University, Washington, D.C., on the hearing apparatus of the ancestors to whales and dolphins. Findings from their study of a small ear bone or ossicle called the incus of...
- Were there motorbikes in the Cambrian period?
Hecht, Jeff // New Scientist; 6/26/93, Vol. 138 Issue 1879, p17
Reveals that the fossil imprints that look like motorcycle tracks found in a quarry in Ontario in 1860 are made by extinct climactichnites. Study by Ellis Yochelson of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington and Mikhail Fedonkin of the Paleontological Institute in Moscow; Behavior...
- Wild times for Britain.
Hecht, Jeff // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing); Sep98, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p56
Reports on the increasing extinction of native wildlife in Great Britain at a rate of two species per year. Efforts made by Great Britain to control this problem; Reference to the support being offered by the Tusk Force; Identification of particular endangered species found in Great Britain.
- Comets and cataclysms.
Hecht, Jeff // Sky & Telescope; May84, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p406
If a growing body of evidence proves correct, our own planet has periodically suffered cosmic pummeling for as far back in time as paleontologists can decipher with any certainty. A look at two independent geologic records as the basis for this scenario.
- The death of the dinosaurs.
Rogers, M. // Newsweek; 12/19/88, Vol. 112 Issue 25, p61
Report on a new theory about what caused the extinction of dinosaurs. According to University of Rochester geologist Asish Basu, a giant asteroid smashed into earth near India, causing massive volcanic eruptions that lasted for hundreds of thousands of years. The theory reconciles two separate...
- Amphibian alarm: Just where have all the frogs gone?
Livermore, Beth // Smithsonian; Oct92, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p113
Reveals that in the past several years herpetologists, the biologists who specialize in amphibians and reptiles, have come to realize that many species are simply disappearing. Alarm in the scientific world gave rise to an emergency workshop; 16 countries, representing five continents, reported...
- A natural nuclear winter.
Livermore, Beth // Newsweek; 10/14/1985, Vol. 106 Issue 16, p106
As a serendipitous spinoff from research into mass extinctions, there is evidence that a natural nuclear winter enveloped the earth 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs mysteriously died out. According to a report in this week's Science magazine, a thin layer of common soot in ancient rocks...
- Reviews: Wallcharts.
Inskipp, Carol // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Spring92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p75
Reviews the chart `Wildlife in Danger,' produced by Pictorial Charts Educational Trust.
- Reviews: Wallcharts.
Inskipp, Carol // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Spring92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p76
Reviews the chart `British Wildlife in Danger,' produced by Pictorial Charts Educational Trust.
- Extinction is forever.
Inskipp, Carol // New Internationalist; Mar97, Issue 288, p11
Presents extinct animals and the reasons of their extinction. North American mastodon; Passenger pigeon; Palestinian painted frog; Moa.
- Late extinctions of amphibians.
Milner, A. // Nature; 3/9/1989, Vol. 338 Issue 6211, p117
Reports that several temnospondyl lineages extended beyond the Triassic (215 million years ago), suggesting that amphibians passed unscathed through the events which made many reptiles extinct.
- Lost birds of New Caledonia.
Harrison, C. // Nature; 6/29/1989, Vol. 339 Issue 6227, p666
Discusses the addition of eleven extinct species of non-passerine birds to the tally of New Caledonia's (in the South Pacific) recent deceased. Extinction of species through human activity.
- New livery for Caucus Racer.
Gee, H. // Nature; 8/9/1990, Vol. 346 Issue 6284, p513
Provides a photograph and brief description of an updated model of the extinct dodo (Raphus cucullatus), now on exhibit at the Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. What the reconstruction involved; Work completed by A.M. Kitchener and Derek Frampton.
- Jurassic Park, the sequel?
Koerner, Brendan I. // U.S. News & World Report; 04/07/97, Vol. 122 Issue 13, p16
Shares March 1997 reports about two supposedly extinct mammals sighted in the wilds of Southeast Asia. DNA testing proving the existence of an Indochinese pig, Sus bucculentus, seen on the north of side of the South China Sea; Indonesian sighting of a Tasmanian tiger.
- Caught on Camera!
Koerner, Brendan I. // Scholastic News -- Edition 3; 9/20/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p3
The article reports that scientists have photographed a Horton Plains slender loris in Sri Lanka, which experts feared had become extinct several years ago.
- A Peek Into the Past.
Koerner, Brendan I. // Scholastic News -- Edition 3; 5/2/2011, Vol. 67 Issue 23/24, p2
The article reports that fossils were found in the La Brea Tar Pits, California believed to belong to animals that lived during Earth's last Ice Age and many of them from extinct animals like giant mammoths and saber-tooth cats.
- Do You Know Dino Names?
Koerner, Brendan I. // Scholastic News -- Edition 2; Apr2003, Vol. 59 Issue 7, following p4
Provides information on several dinosaurs and their names.
- More about Tigers.
Koerner, Brendan I. // Kids Tribute; Summer2004, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p38
Presents information on the world population and different subspecies of tigers that are considered extinct as the as of June 2004.
- Read More.
Koerner, Brendan I. // Ocean Monsters; 2009, p24
The article presents a list of information resources related to extinct sea reptiles including "Beyond the Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Air & Sea," "Swimming Giants," and "Sea Giants of Dinosaur Time."
- Read More.
Koerner, Brendan I. // Sky Terrors; 2009, p24
The article presents a list of books related to extinct animals including " Beyond the Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Air and Sea," "Flying Giants," and "Flying Giants of Dinosaur Time."
- Turtle on Brink Of Extinction.
Koerner, Brendan I. // Current Science; 3/7/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 13, p15
The article focuses on the extinction of the Yangtze turtle.
- A reprieve for the central rock rat.
Koerner, Brendan I. // Ecos; Jan-Mar99, Issue 98, p32
Reports that the rediscovery of the central rock-rat presented a scientific and management challenge to the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory in Australia. Study of the animal's physiology and habitat with minimal disturbance and stress; Hope for the reappearance of other...
- Going down in history.
Reeve, Simon // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing); Mar2001, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p60
Presents information on passenger pigeons. Observations about the bird based on historical documents; Efforts of farmers against the pigeon; Factors that led to its extinction. INSETS: Dead birds' society;The pressure's on--some UK birds under threat.
- On the elusive trail of fossil dung.
Chin, Karen // National Forum; Summer98, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p36
Discusses valuable biological information about extinct animals that can be derived from fossil feces or coprolites. Fecal composition; First scientist to recognize fossil feces; Description of coprolites; Characteristics of coprolites.
- Long-lost jaw of an extinct monkey.
Chin, Karen // National Geographic; Apr97, Vol. 191 Issue 4, Preceding p3
Reports the discovery of the fossilized remains of a Jamaican monkey, the first and only primate known to have become extinct in the New World after European exploration began. The discovery made by Ross MacPhee and Donald McFarlane in Jamaican caves in 1996; Uncertainty as to why the Xenothrix...
- Mysterious island.
Burney, David A.; MacPhee, Ross D. E. // Natural History; Jul88, Vol. 97 Issue 7, p46
Sometime between 1,000 and a few hundred years ago, at least seventeen species of the largest native mammals, birds and reptiles disappeared from Madagascar, an island off the east coast of Africa. Details a study began six years ago to determine the causes and clarify the timing of the...
- Ghost sightings.
Brown, Bob // Outdoor Life; Dec96, Vol. 198 Issue 6, p6
Focuses on `Outdoor Life' magazine's `Project Ghost' which aims to report the sighting of animals in areas where they have been declared extinct. Reports from hunters and fishermen; Sighting of mountain lions in Pennsylvania; Skepticism about the project.
- Quagga Reborn.
Weinstock, Maia // Science World; 10/05/98, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p7
Presents information on the quagga, an animal that was hunted to extinction in the 1800s. Indication that the world's last quagga died in the Amsterdam Zoo, the Netherlands; Efforts of scientists in South Africa to bring the quagga back to life; Description of the quagga; Analysis carried out...
- MAMMOTH MYSTERY.
Cutraro, Jennifer // Science World; 9/4/2006, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p6
The article reports that paleontologist Dale Guthrie has found that mammoth populations had been decreasing before humans arrived in North America roughly 11,000 years ago, the same time that mammoths became extinct.
- SUPER CHOMPER.
Chiang, Mona // Science World; 2/19/2007, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p5
The article focuses on the bite power of the extinct fish Dunkleosteus after creating a mechanical model of the fish's skull to test the force of its bite.
- Should Scientists Clone Endangered or Extinct Animals?
Chiang, Mona // Science World (Teacher's Edition); 03/26/2001, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p12
Debates the benefits and risks of cloning endangered and extinct animals.
- Savage Capitalism.
Epstein, Jack // Latin Trade (English); Jan2000, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p50
Focuses on the impact of wildlife international trade to the population of rare animal species in Latin America. Specie of bird in Brazil which become endangered due to illicit animal trade; Estimated market size of illicit animal trade; Efforts of the governments to combat the illicit trade.
- Bring Back Extinct Animals?
Epstein, Jack // Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6; 3/21/2011, Vol. 79 Issue 19, p7
The article presents two differing opinions to the proposition to bring back extinct animals such as the wooly mammoth.
- Should scientists clone a woolly mammoth? YES or NO?
Epstein, Jack // Scholastic Action; 05/08/2000, Vol. 23 Issue 14, p18
Focuses on the issue behind cloning a woolly mammoths, an extinct animal that has a resemblance with elephants.
- Bringing dinosaurs to life.
Lessem, Don // Earth; Apr96, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p36
Focuses on representation of dinosaurs in paintings. Influence of artists on paleontologists and vice-versa; Artist Waterhouse Hawkins' painting and reconstruction of the duckbilled Hadrosaurus; Charles Knight's depiction of Dryptosaurus in his early works; Zednek Burian's mural called `The Age...
- Disappearing Tigers.
Agnone, Julie Vosburgh // National Geographic World; Jun99, Issue 286, p5
Reports news relating to tiger disappearance. Survival statistics for tigers; Illegal hunting and loss of habitat as cause for disappearance; Extinct tiger subspecies.
- Elephant Ancestor on Ice.
Agnone, Julie Vosburgh // National Geographic World; Jan2000, Issue 293, p5
Reports on the discovery of a woolly mammoth trapped in the tundra of Siberia. Importance in studying why mammoths became extinct.
- Living Fossils.
Agnone, Julie Vosburgh // WILD; Feb2001, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p26
Provides information on the fossils of extinct animals and the discovery of a coelacanth. Description of some extinct species. INSET: TERRI'S NOTEBOOK.
- Tomb of the giant birds.
Collard III, Sneed B. // Highlights for Children; Oct96, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p26
Reports on the discovery of piles of bones which belonged to enormous, extinct birds in the Honeycomb Hill Cave in New Zealand. Events which formed Honeycomb Hill Cave; Factors making caves s ideal locations to preserve bones; Reason for absence of flight birds in New Zealand.
- Recipe for a Resurrection.
White, Leslie // National Geographic; Sep2009, Vol. 216 Issue 3, p4
No abstract available.
- Recipe for a Resurrection.
Salsberg, Corey // National Geographic; Sep2009, Vol. 216 Issue 3, p4
No abstract available.
- BACK FROM THE BRINK.
Brackney, Susan M. // Boys' Life; Oct2005, Vol. 95 Issue 10, p13
Presents information on discovery of several species that were thought to be extinct.
- Were the dinosaurs roasted to death.
Brackney, Susan M. // Newsweek; 3/14/88, Vol. 111 Issue 11, p66
In the current issue of the British journal `Nature' researchers Michael Rampino and Tyler Volk suggest that dinosaurs were roasted to death when a dust cloud , resulting from the crash of a meteor into the earth, allowed too much sunlight to reach earth, raising temperatures enough to kill the...
- Dinosaurian cacophony.
Weishampel, David B. // BioScience; Mar1997, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p150
Discusses the process by which researchers determine the behavior of extinct animals, particularly dinosaurs from fossilized remains. The use of homology and analogy; The example of the hadrosaurids; The function of crests; The use of birds and crocodilians; The example of ears.