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Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along  Phys.Org Tasmanian tigers were in poor genetic health, study finds  BBC News Tasmanian Tiger Genome Sequenced  GenomeWeb Tasmanian tigers were in ‘bad genetic shape’ long before extinction, DNA analysis shows  ABC Online Was The Thylacine Doomed Even Before Humans Arrived in Australia?  Discover Magazine (blog) Full coverage Source link

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How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot

During the late Permian, the equator was dry and desert-like, yet surprisingly a hotspot for biodiversity, new paleontological research shows. Similarly to modern rainforests, equator ecosystems were home a unique diversity of species, including those both anciently and newly evolved. After the late Permian extinction, this diversity was decimated, and the climate change event that […]