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Reign of the Giant Insects Ended With the Evolution of Birds


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 103 days ago - heritagedaily.com
Giant insects ruled the prehistoric skies during periods when Earth's atmosphere was rich in oxygen. Then came the birds. After the evolution of birds about 150 million years ago, insects got smaller despite rising oxygen levels, according to a new study



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Kathryn M. (25)
Saturday May 17, 2014, 7:47 am
Noted. Thanks, Marty
 

Justin Vale (17)
Saturday May 17, 2014, 10:04 am
thanks
 

Nimue P. (231)
Saturday May 17, 2014, 9:43 pm
Noted.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 4:19 am
Thnaks for a good ref.
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 5:37 am
Take this lesson or the human follow victim to the same fate soon
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 10:19 am
Whenever there's a niche....nature/evolution will fill it!
 

Marlene Dinkins (231)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 1:45 pm
noted grazie very interesting article ciao Marty !!!!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 5:26 pm
Very interesting. Thank you.
 

Debra G. (0)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 6:04 pm
My entomologist SIL loves this. I personally am grateful that humans were not around when these suckers were buzzing around - we'd have had to carry around some serious fly swatters.
 

Dale O. (193)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 1:38 am
Wonder if there were any huge mosquitoes lurking around back then?
A fascinating article.
 
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