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Australia`s ancient volcanic eruptions caused first mass extinction 510mn yrs ago

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 17:00

A Curtin University researcher has revealed that Australia`s deadly eruptions, which occurred over 510 million years ago, were the significant reason behind the climate change that caused history`s first known mass extinction.

`Finicky` cats` diet led to their mass extinction 12,000 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:06

A new study on prehistoric big cats suggests that finicky eaters usually do not survive mass extinction events.

Did Methane-spewing microbes wiped out life from earth 252 mn years ago?

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 09:42

According to researchers, around 252 million years ago, microbes which are believed to produce methane caused a major disaster may have led to the mass extinction in earth`s history.

Amphibians and dinosaurs were new large predators after mass extinction 252 mln years ago

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 14:48

Researchers have said that crocodile-like amphibians and later the precursors of the known plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs went in search of prey in the oceans soon after the end of the mass extinction.

Mass extinction happened fast: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 09:49

Something wiped out nearly all life on Earth more than 250 million years ago, and whatever unleashed this mass die-off acted much faster than previously thought, scientists said Monday.

Mass extinction may not cause all organisms to `shrink` under `Lilliput effect`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 14:46

The sizes of organisms following mass extinction events may vary more than previously believed, which may be inconsistent with the predictions of the so-called `Lilliput effect.`

Climate change 375 mn years ago may have lead to mass extinction

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 16:22

Researchers have found proof for catastrophic oceanographic events linked with climate change and a mass extinction 375 million years ago that devastated tropical marine ecosystems.

Acidic rain may have led to mass extinction 250 mn yrs ago

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 11:41

Researchers has revealed that rain as acidic as undiluted lemon juice may have contributed to massive die-offs on land millions of years ago.

Link between Pangea integration and biggest mass extinction revealed

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 14:41

A new study has revealed the mysterious relationship between Pangea integration and the biggest mass extinction that happened 250 million years ago.

How life recovered after mass extinction 262 mn years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 12:11

A new research has studied how anomodonts responded after Permian mass extinction, about 252 million years ago.

Dinosaurs` lineage traced to Tanzania, Zambia

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 16:31

Newly discovered fossils from 10 million years after the mass extinction reveal a lineage of animals thought to have led to dinosaurs in Tanzania and Zambia.

Mass extinction in the Pacific due to humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 17:22

The arrival of human beings in the Pacific including New Zealand led to a rapid mass extinction of about 10 percent of the world`s bird species, a new study has revealed.