This episode marks the end of our extinction series, but on the bright side, Aly’s here!
Most of the extinction events we discuss are very animal-focused, but the end of the Carboniferous Period featured one of history’s worst plant extinctions. This event wiped out the famous ecosystems of the Carboniferous, reshuffled ecosystems, and ushered in a more familiar world of plants. In this episode, as usual, we discuss what happened, why, and how it impacted the world.
In the news: a croc-bitten sloth, a dinosaur embryo, dinosaur dimorphism, and ancient hibernation.
Intro & Announcements: 00:00:00
Main discussion, Part 1: 00:46:30
Main discussion, Part 2: 01:21:00
Patron question: 01:55:30
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The Intro and Outro music is “On the Origin of Species” by Protodome.
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Musical Interludes are "Professor Umlaut" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0