paleontology

The protagonist of the story is Dolly, a female Dolichorhynchops, who travels the Kansas Inland Sea, 82 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period with her family. She gets attacked by a shark (Cretoxyrhina) which kills her mother; and is then killed by a Tylosaurus. Dolly survives with a tooth embedded in her flipper. Later, Dolly's brother is swallowed whole by a young Tylosaurus, then an older Tylosaurus kills the younger one, leaving Dolly alone. Then she becomes a mother and has three young of her of own.

Broadcast (2011) Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago and we have hardly ever found a complete skeleton. So how do we turn a pile of broken bones into a dinosaur exhibit? Dr Alice Roberts finds out how the experts put skeletons back together, with muscles, accurate postures, and even - in some cases - the correct skin colour.Here's a conundrum. Most dinosaur skeletons are incomplete, so how do you create museum exhibits that are realistic?

Experience the most destructive mass extinction of all times, the Permian extinction. (www.youtube.com)

50 million years after the great dying, the Earth is just recovering, unti, tectonic movements split Pangea in two, but this brings massive volcanic eruptions and a downfall of the oxygen levels. (www.youtube.com)

Experience the previous 24 hours, and day 1, when an asteroid began the extinction of the dinosaurs. (www.youtube.com)

A superplume explodes around 377 million years ago, and causes a huge mass extinction, that will become a threat for our ancestors, the first amphibians. (www.youtube.com)

Experience the following year after the doomsday of the dinosaurs. (www.youtube.com)

74,000 years ago a supervolcano blew up in South-East Asia, threatening the humans and every animal, causing one of the major disasters after the extinction of the dinosaurs. (www.youtube.com)

The "Last Day of the Dinosaurs" is a documentary about the extinction of the greatest animal species that ever lived. It portrays an asteroid hitting the Yucatan Peninsula as the cause of their demise.

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