When flowers died out in Arctic, so did mammoths

Genetic analysis finds vegetation change around same time as megafauna extinction

WHERE GIANTS WALKED  Mammoths may have roamed steppes dominated by flowering herbs instead of grasses as previously thought, an analysis of ancient plant DNA suggests. Pictured is a mammoth tusk from the Logata River region in Russia.  

 

Per Möller/Johanna Anjar

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Genetics

From the Nature Index

Paid Content