23 Jan 2020

At ... 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 ... 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