Ecological diversification of mammals during the Mesozoic, the Age of Dinosaurs
The Mesozoic Era (about 250 to 65 million years ago) is a geologic time period that is known as the "Age of the Dinosaurs." However, paleontologists are finding more evidence of varied abundance of life during this age, tracing the common ancestor of all living mammals to this time. This exhibit features images of those mammals recreated from the fossil record. Text from W.A. Clemens, Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley.
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