Volcanic eruption opened the door for dino rule

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 18:21 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Some 200 million years ago, Earth was on the verge of either an age of dinosaurs or an age of crocodiles. It took the largest volcanic eruption in the solar system — and the loss of half of Earth's plant life — to tip the scales in the dinos' favor, say researchers. Types of volcanic eruptions - Earth - Dinosaur - Volcano - Earth Sciences

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