27 Dec '11, 6am

Climate Change Affected North American Fauna Over Millenia

Climate Change Affected North American Fauna Over Millenia

Not only do the numbers add up, but the story behind the numbers makes sense as well. One example shows a change after a warming episode some 20 million years ago in the early Miocene epoch which changed the dominant vegetation from woodland to savannah-like grasslands. As a result, it is no surprise that many of the herbivores that made up the “Miocene fauna” had high-crowned teeth that would allow them to eat the foods provided by the savannah-like environment.

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