the casual paleontologist

pa·le·on·tol·o·gy: noun. a science dealing with the life of past geological periods as known from fossil remains.

Despite being paleontology centric this blog should also serve as a resource for, and window into, other areas of study to help us gain an understanding of how our earth and the life on it has been shaped over the past 4.5 billion years.

Please contribute by asking us a question or submitting something you find interesting! This blog is run by and intended for people who love the sciences surrounding prehistoric earth and want to share what they find interesting and learn something new.
Cladistic representation of all species known to exist.  This is what a “family tree” looks like when examining derived characteristics that species share with one another.  It allows us to know what came from where and when!

Cladistic representation of all species known to exist.  This is what a “family tree” looks like when examining derived characteristics that species share with one another.  It allows us to know what came from where and when!

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    Cladistic representation of all species known to exist
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    Cladistic taxonomical diagram
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