Auks

23 January 2020
Biology

At https://phys.org/news/2020-01-auks-pacific.html … a 700,000 year old fossil bone indicates a close relative of the little auk, now confined to the North Atlantic, once thrived in the Pacific Ocean

  

At https://phys.org/news/2020-01-chronicle-giant-straight-tusked-elephants…. … around 800,000 years ago the giant straight tusked elephant migrated out of Africa, we are told, and became widespread across Europe and Asia. It divided into a number of species specific to locales – such as Japan and central Asia, with even a pygmy variant on Mediterranean islands. See also https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106090

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