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Lack Of Genetic Diversity May Have Doomed Tasmanian Tiger, Scientists Say
NPR Although humans are blamed for the extinction of the dog-like Australian marsupial some 80 years ago, researchers say its problems may have started more than 70,000... 20 hours
Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along
PHYS.ORG The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its... 1 day
How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot
SCIENCE DAILY During the late Permian, the equator was dry and desert-like, yet surprisingly a hotspot for biodiversity, new paleontological research shows. Similarly to modern rainforests,... 2 days
Dolphin, bear studies have paved the way to improved population forecasting
SCIENCE DAILY A new article challenges the validity of current methods for forecasting the persistence of slow-growing species for conservation purposes, and provides a better approach to reducing... 2 days
This ancient marsupial lion had an early version of ‘bolt-cutter’ teeth
SCIENCE-NEWS Extinct dog-sized predator crunched with unusual slicers toward the back of its jaw. 2 days
Dolphin and bear studies pave the way to improved population forecasting
PHYS.ORG A new article by a UNSW Sydney-led team challenges the validity of current methods for forecasting the persistence of slow-growing species for conservation purposes, and provides... 2 days
Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct
PHYS.ORG Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. 3 days
It's all in the ears: Inner ears of extinct sea monsters mirror those of today's animals
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has revealed that an extinct group of marine reptiles called sauropterygians evolved similar... 5 days
New species of extinct marsupial lion discovered in Australia
SCIENCE DAILY A team of Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million years. The findings are based on fossilized remains... 6 days
It's all in the ears: Inner ears of extinct sea monsters mirror those of today's animals
PHYS.ORG A new study led by Oxford University Museum of Natural History has revealed that an extinct... 6 days
New species of extinct marsupial lion discovered in Australia
PHYS.ORG A team of Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million years. The findings, published in the Journal of... 6 days
It's good to be rare, for some species
SCIENCE DAILY For many species, rarity is not a guarantee of impending extinction. Instead, the traits that enable some species to be rare may hold the ticket to their survival. A new paper predicts... 6 days
How the oldest compound eyes were constructed
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the compound eyes of today's insects and crustaceans are still constructed in much the same way as they were in their extinct ancestors 500 million years ago. The research team... 7 days
Horseshoe Crab Fossil from a Long Time Ago Named After Darth Vader
LIVE SCIENCE Fossilized remains of an extinct species of horseshoe crab, named after Darth Vader because the animal's bizarre shape resembles the "Star Wars" character's iconic... 7 days
Dahl's toad-headed turtle threatened by fragmented habitat, shrinking populations
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study shows that the Dahl's Toad-headed Turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli), a rare reptile found only in Colombia, is threatened with extinction due to alarmingly small and fragmented populations and... 1 week
Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra's increasingly fragmented forests
SCIENCE DAILY A research expedition tracked endangered tigers through the Sumatran jungles for a year and found tigers are clinging to survival in low density populations. The study found that well-protected forests... 1 week
Dahl's toad-headed turtle threatened by fragmented habitat, shrinking populations
PHYS.ORG A recent study published in Conservation Genetics by researchers from the Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) shows... 1 week
Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra's increasingly fragmented forests
PHYS.ORG A research expedition tracked endangered tigers through the Sumatran jungles for a year and found tigers are clinging to survival in low density populations. Their findings have renewed fears about... 1 week
Tubers in trouble
PHYS.ORG Extinction by its very nature is irreversible. Once a species is extinct, it's too late for conservation practitioners to act. So, for us working on the front line of plant conservation, instead of just questioning whether a species is extinct,... 1 week
High animal product prices part of a 'vicious cycle towards extinction'
PHYS.ORG Skyrocketing prices for rare animal products can push species to extinction even when their populations are abundant, researchers say. 1 week
'Whodunnit', as Aussie reptiles go extinct: study (Update)
PHYS.ORG Three species of reptile on Australia's Christmas Island have been declared extinct in the wild, according to a study released on Tuesday, with scientists baffled as to the cause. 1 week
'Whodunnit', as Aussie reptiles go extinct: study
PHYS.ORG Three species of reptile on Christmas Island in Australia have been declared extinct in the wild, according to a study released on Tuesday, with scientists baffled as to the cause. 1 week
2 kiwi birds are rare bright spot in grim extinction report
PHYS.ORG Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are a rare bright spot in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction. 1 week
Ancient DNA Shakes Up Horse Family Tree
SCI-NEWS.COM An analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA from fossils of extinct New World stilt-legged horses reveals that, contrary to previous findings, these... 1 week
Readers debate ethics of resurrecting extinct species
SCIENCE-NEWS Readers raised questions about using gene editing tools to bring species back from the dead. 2 weeks
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