Record attempt marks 15 years since handover
The Quaternary period saw the extinctions of numerous predominantly larger, especially megafaunal, species, many of which occurred during the transition from the Pleistocene to the Holocene epoch. However, the extinction wave did not stop at the end of the Pleistocene, but continued especially on isolated Islands in Holocene extinctions. Among the main causes hypothesized by paleontologists are natural climate change and overkill by humans, who appeared during the Middle Pleistocene and migrated to many regions of the world during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. A variant of the latter possibility is the second-order predation hypothesis, which focuses more on the indirect damage caused by overcompetition with nonhuman predators. The spread of disease is also discussed as a possible reason.
Our junior reporters met Lyuba, the woolly mammoth, in the International Financial Centre last Saturday. Check out what they learned ...
Five men lifted Lyuba from her storage box. Hands sheathed in white gloves, they gingerly raised the 42,000-year-old remains of the woolly mammoth calf at a storage facility in Chai Wan yesterday...
The woolly mammoths that lived in the cold Pleistocene era may have helped humans to survive the Ice Age, but they paid a high price for it: their own extinction.
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A woolly rhinoceros fossil dug up by a team of Chinese and American scientists is believed to be the oldest of its kind yet found. It was found on the Tibetan Plateau.
A woolly rhinoceros fossil dug up by a team of Chinese and American palaeontologists on the Tibetan Plateau is believed to be the oldest specimen of its kind yet found.
Giant woolly mammoths are thought to have roamed the earth about 2 million years ago during the ice age.
Few debates have polarised scientists more than the origin of our species.
Archaeologists say they may have finally solved one of Australian's biggest puzzles - how its giant prehistoric animals, collectively known as megafauna, were driven to extinction.
Extinct: The Sabre-Toothed Tiger
Recently discovered caves containing the bones of long-extinct giant kangaroos, wombats the size of cars and prehistoric marsupial lions could yield new species of megafauna - giant animals that...
THE entire front page of The Review (South China Morning Post, September 2) was given over to an article by Andrew Marshall headlined, 'In search of the wild man'.