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Pleistocene extinction Archives

Cougars’ diverse diet helped them survive the mass extinction that wiped out the saber-tooth cat, American lion

Apr. 22, 2014—Cougars may have survived a mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate.

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Diversity aided mammals’ survival over deep time

Apr. 23, 2012—The first study of how mammals in North America adapted to climate change in “deep time” found that taxonomical families with greater diversity were more stable and maintained larger ranges than less diverse families.

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