All content tagged extinction

Ancient Seal-Like Animal

Black shaded drawing of a ancient seal-like animal that split off from other carnivorous mammals 20-25 million years ago.
Fossils suggest that marine pinnipeds (seals and walruses) split off from other carnivorous mammals 20-25 million years ago. The oldest known pinniped fossil is an extinct seal, Puijila darwini ,...

Past and Present Climate Change Webcast with Scott Wing

Maggy Benson and paleobotanist Dr. Scott Wing at table with fossil plants. He is holding a mobile GPS device. Plant backdrop.
Meet Dr. Scott Wing, a paleobotanist at the National Museum of Natural History. See what he found in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming that was worth eleven years of searching. Join him in interpreting...

Preparing an Extinct Toothed Whale

Overhead shot of two male researchers incasing a fossil of a Squalodontidae in a white plaster jacket before removing bones.
A time-lapse video shows researchers from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute racing to excavate the fossil of an extinct toothed whale...

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