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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:03 pm

Thanks Rooies. :clap: Must have died out in the great extinction of dinosaurs, it seems. Any idea where the fossil is today?
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Unread postby Rooies » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:47 pm

onewithnature wrote:Thanks Rooies. :clap: Must have died out in the great extinction of dinosaurs, it seems. Any idea where the fossil is today?


Unfortunately the book does not elaborate on this.
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Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:20 pm

Thanks for the great info anyway. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:27 pm

Thanks, Rooies, great info.


More info for those who might be interested:

Durand (2001) reported on juvenile Euskelosaurus material, from diferent locations in the Kruger National Park, among these remains are fragments of vertebrae, femora, tibiae, and a humerus, all of which are well ossifiedand nearly identical in their morphology to corresponding elements in adults. Between the adult and juvenile elements a substantial size disparity was observed. A complete femur of an adult mesures 760 mm. in length, the esimated length for the largest found juvenile femur is 150 mm, the smallest 70 mm.

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Juvenile remains were found by this team at three separate localities within the Kruger National Park amongst adult Euskelosaurus remains.

Recently (2001) discovered juvenile dinosaur remains from the Lower Elliot Formation (Upper Triassic) of South Africa can be assigned to Euskelosaurus browni (Huxley), an early prosauropod dinosaur. The oldest known juvenile prosauropods, before this discovery, were those from the Upper Triassic of Patagonia in Argentina. Although a satisfactory age correlation between the Lower Elliot Formation of the Karoo Supergroup of South Africa and the El Tranquilo Formation of Argentina has not been done yet, the South African juvenile dinosaurs remain the oldest reported from Africa. This latest discovery contributes to the understanding of the development and reproductive behaviour of early dinosaurs.

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The rocks above the Permian ones are from the Triassic and date to between 248 million and 206 million years. Rocks of this age are found in the lower walls of Lanner Gorge and in these can be found fragments of bone and probably wood representing both holdovers from the Permian–Triassic extinction event event like glossopetrids (a type of tree) and dicynodonts (a form of mammal-like reptile), and new forms that would dominate the Mesozoic, including modern conifers, cycads and of course dinosaurs, such as Euskelosaurus.[7]

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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:42 am

According to a source I have, there are three plants extinct in the wild in SA. List these.
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Tom124 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:50 am

Encephalartos brevifoliolatus
Encephalartos nubimontanus
Encephalartos woodii
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:55 pm

Tom124, spot on! :clap: :clap: :dance: Such a pity, isn't it?
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Unread postby Tom124 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:10 pm

Yep, it sure is Elzet :(
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Unread postby Siobain » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:53 am

Which plant, thought to be extinct since 1960, has been re-discovered in the Eastern Cape Province?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:27 pm

A "Lazarus plant'... :dance: :dance:

The Lazarus Plant has the daunting name of Aspalathus recurvispina but is a close relative of the renowned local herb tea plant, Aspalathus linearis, known locally as ”Rooibos,” or ”Red Bush.” A. recurvispina was last recorded in 1960 in Port Elizabeth, the city in Nelson Mandela Bay. However, as no further plants were found, it was listed as extinct. Until:

Domitilla Raimondo, national coordinator of the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) stopped off at an open patch of land in Humewood. There she spotted a sprawling, low, green bushy shrub and took samples of what she thought to be another extinct plant. However, tests showed it was A recurvispina and an extinct plant was no longer extinct.

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If this is the plant you are referring to, I recall posting this Q a few months ago.
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:58 pm

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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:40 am

Seeing that I know that my answer is right, and that this quiz is long overdue, let's continue.


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We lived at the same time and in the same areas as early baboons of the genus Papio.
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Unread postby koedoe » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:51 pm

:huh:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Toko » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:08 pm

Sabre-tooth cats?

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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:50 pm

Two species (Parapapio broomi and Parapapio jonesi) of this extinct genus of large monkey have been found Sterkfontein, dating to between about 3.5-million and 2-million years ago. Parapapios are associated with forest environments and thrived when the local environment was warmer and wetter than today.

They lived at the same time and in the same areas as early baboons of the genus Papio. Other Parapapio species have been found at Taung and Makapansgat, as well as in Angola and East Africa.

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