The animal I chose to do my report over for the prehistoric era is the Stegosaurus. Stegosaurus translates to meaning, “roof lizard or"plated lizard". Stegosauruses most likely lived during the late Jurassic period, about 156-140 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, USA, and in North America, western Europe, southern India, China, and southern Africa. The first Stegosaurus fossil was found in Colorado, USA, in 1876 by M. P. Felch.
The origin of this wonderful mechanism is one of evolution's most durable mysteries. In 1861, just two years after Darwin published Origin of Species, quarry workers in Germany unearthed spectacular fossils of a crow-size bird, dubbed Archaeopteryx, that lived about 150 million years ago. It had feathers and other traits of living birds but also vestiges of a reptilian past, such as teeth in its mouth, claws on its wings, and a long,
Howler Monkey I want to introduce you to the howler monkeys. Howler monkeys don’t need a loud speaker to talk. These boisterous primates eat leaves from the canopy of the forest along with fruits, nuts, and flowers. They live in tropical central and South America and also they live in small groups of about 12 individuals. They have a short snout, and wide-set, round nostrils and grow to be about 2 feet in length, not including their 30-inch tail.
Abstract From the nearly 7 million year old skull of the Sahelanthropus to the 28,000 year old skull of the Cro-Magnon or “Homo sapiens sapiens”, paleoanthropologists have been attempting to complete the human evolutionary timeline or “tree” in order to document and understand human origins; culturally and biologically for hundreds of years. Their efforts have not been unrewarded. The discovery of a nearly complete Homo erectus or possibly Homo ergaster skeleton also known as the “Nariokotome boy” in 1984 gave anthropologists an abundant amount of information concerning the capabilities and body proportions of this early hominin species. The skeleton is also classified as KNM-WT 15000 (Kenya National Museums-West Turkana). Discovery “In August 1984, a small piece of human cranial bone was recovered by Kenyan fossil-finder Kamoya Kimeu at a site located near the Nariokotome sand river, some 5 kilometers inland from the western shore of Lake Turkana, northern Kenya (F. H. Smith 1994: 418).” Kimeu was part of the Richard Leaky and Alan Walker excavation team.
Magdalenian Culture: Personal Ornamentation and other uses of Art The Stone Age was a wildly innovative time period for humans across the world. Estimated lasting about 3.4 million years and ending between 6000 and 2000 BCE, there is loads about this ancient era that is widely theorized and mysterious. Since there is so much to cover within the Stone Age, it was reasoned by scholars in the 1800’s, that it be broken up chronologically, starting with the Paleolithic era and continuing with the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. The Paleolithic era, meaning “old stone”, is the earliest division of the Stone Age and covers the greatest portion of humanity’s time. Separated into three stages, Lower, Middle and Upper, the Paleolithic period is still very much unaccounted for.
Human Activity and The Impact On The Penguin Specie Shirley Varela Instructor Ms. Nayer English 1A December 12, 2007 Shirley Varela Instructor Ms. Nayer English 1A December 12 2007 What bird is black and white, short and wobbly and loves to dress up in a tuxedo? If you guessed a penguin you are correct. Penguins are flightless birds that account for 17 species throughout the world. Many share physical features, but they are uniquely different in various ways. Although they actually differ from other flying birds, as they have a much heavier skeleton that helps them be good swimmers.
Western Scientists have speculated on why Mbuti are short. They claim scarcity of highly nourishing food; a genetic condition attributed to in breeding, a growth-hormone deficiency and inadequacy of substance identified as crucial to growth in humans. The term Pygmy, thought of being negativity, because of their shortness, people think they (Pygmy) have disabilities. Mbuti are normal people. Mbuti do not fill handicapped because of their height.
The cheetah, also known as Acinonyx jubatus in the scientific world, is one of the most speedy, agile, and fiesty animals on land. It is the oldest feline out of the thirty seven different species of cats, originating over four million years ago. With the start of the last Ice Age, approximately 10,000 years ago, all the cheetah in North America, Europe, and most of those in Asia and Africa perished. Fossils have been discovered in what is now Nevada, Wyoming, and Texas. From those that did survive this epic Ice Age, and from evolution of closely related animals, descended the cheetah that we recognize today.
Diet The main food that Koalas eat is eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus leaves are very fibrous and low in nutrition. Eucalyptus leaves contain a lot of water so koalas don’t have to drink. The koala’s metabolism rate is also regulated in a way to complement the heat insulation of the fur. The metabolism of the koala is quite slow it is only 74% of other animals’ metabolism rate.