The Ice Age
Ice Ages and Climatic Change
Ice Age Vertebrates
The Overkill Hypothesis
Overview of the extinctions
How do you butcher a mammoth? Instructions and pictures from Texas:
The La Brea Tarpits
Mastodons in the East
Fighting between bull mastodons: a brilliant study by Dan Fisher, October 2003.
Photo of a mammoth bone from Florida WITH CUT MARKS ON IT.
A completely new genus of sabertooth cat, Xenosmilus, from Florida, dating from perhaps 1 Ma.
Eremotherium, a giant (5 ton!) ground sloth that found its way to Florida from South America.
Homotherium, the scimitar-toothed cat
Human Arrival in the Americas
Large Pleistocene horned tortoise from Lord Howe Island: Meiolania
Thylacoleo, the marsupial "lion"
The thylacine of Tasmania
New Thoughts on Mammoth-Hunter Society
Wrecking the World's Ecosystems
It doesn't have to happen
A (limited) success story: Golden tamarins. BBC News OnLine.
The Ivory Trade
The Trade in Endangered Species for Oriental "Medicines"
The Great Auk
The Caspian sturgeon, and the caviar that it produces.
The Canadian harp seal
You can buy Harp Seal Oil capsules from a company called Omegaplus. Well, actually you can't if you live in the United States. I suspect that's because the US bans imports of parts of endangered species. However, you can also read the pitch for harp seal oil capsules in Chinese, hardly a surprise considering the Chinese penchant for eating endangered species.
The strange case of the extinction of silphium
Other examples of imminent extinction and environmental degradation
Extinctions by habitat reduction and/or human introduction of alien species
Page last updated November 17, 2004.
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