The Common Descent Podcast

Episode 86 - New Zealand

May 2, 2020

In the South Pacific Ocean, there is a family of islands that have been isolated since the Cretaceous Period. New Zealand – past and present – has been home to some of the most unique and fascinating ecosystems on the planet, from its reptiles to its birds to its plants. This episode, we visit New Zealand and take a trip through the fossil and geology history that made it the wonderful place it is today.

In the news: lizard birth, Cretaceous shark extinction, traveling monkeys, and marine croc ears.

News: 00:08:30
Main discussion: 00:35:00
Mid-discussion break: 01:02:30
Patron question: 01:38:00

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