Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Huge Fossil Find in California

BBC America is reporting on a find in California that will be a boon for researchers in the area. According to the story:
The fossil haul includes remains from an ancestor of the sabre-toothed tiger, large ground sloths, deer, horses, camels and numerous small rodents.

Plant matter found at the site in the arid San Timoteo Canyon, 85 miles (137km) south-east of Los Angeles, showed it was once much greener
It will also give us a window into mammal development in the North American continent. Neat.


  1. Jim,

    I've been following your blog for a few weeks now after seeing some of your comments on BioLogos, and find your writing insightful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and findings.

    I recently ran across this article about research into the evolution of jawed fish. Good stuff. (Sure hope I got the HTML tag right.)

    Blog on, brother.

  2. Yes, you did get the html correct. Thanks for the kind words and the article. I am still waiting for Darrel to stick up my next BioLogos post. Time to ping him again.