lizards

10 Nov 2016

At http://phys.org/print397740334.html ... leaf fossils from Patagonia display evidence of insect feeding at the Cretaceous/Palaeogene boundary. AQs such, researchers claim that the ecosystem in South America recovered earlier than it is thought to have done in North America after the K/T boundary event. This appears to be a somewhat roundabout argument as it is only the uniformitarian dating of sediments just before and just after the hypothetical asteroid strike that allows mainstream to suppose a long period of time is relevant. Once those sedimentary layers are interpreted in a catastrophist fashion the anomaly disappears.

At http://phys.org/print397727808.html ... remains of a new large lizard that apparently lived in what is now a small island on the tip of the West Antarctic peninsular has been found - dating to the Late Cretaceous. It appears to be a relative of modern lizards.