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Wednesday, April 18

  1. page Katie C edited Snowmass Colorado Fossils Above and Beyond Fossils found in a small village near Snowmass, Colorad…
    Snowmass Colorado Fossils Above and Beyond
    Fossils found in a small village near Snowmass, Colorado.
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    The fossils that were found were uncovered on
    There were a lot of fossils that fit to a lot of animals found in the Snowmass fossil find. There were 74 large specimens in plaster jackets, 49 tusks, 34 mandibles, 23 jaws, 20 pelvises, 82 loose teeth, witch fit to make 30 mastodons, 10 giant bison, 4 ground sloth, 3 Colombian mammoths, 3 deer, 1 horse, and 1 camel ( all the animals are based on the fossils found, tusks jaws, pelvises, etc). As you can see, many fossil were found.
    The digging resulted in many different fossils being found; and still are to this day.
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Friday, April 13

  1. page Celeste G edited things to later be written {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bb/Firestorm_of…
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    Elephantidae is a collective family of mammals under the classification of being large and having tusks.With that definition mammoths,elephants, and mastodons are surely part of the elephantidae
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    family. Almost.
    Being part of the elephantidae is about one of the only things that they have in common. mastodons are the oddballs. instead of being a grazer like mammoths and elephants, they’re browsers. They also have nipple shaped teeth while elephants do not. They are also different in their skeletons. Mastodons have larger flatter skulls than mammoths. They have more robust and stockier skulls than mammoths as well. {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Mammut_skeleton_Museum_of_the_Earth.jpg/800px-Mammut_skeleton_Museum_of_the_Earth.jpg} stocky robust skeleton
    so in the end, mastodons were the ice age’s outlier of the elephantidae family.
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  2. page Giant Ground Sloths edited ... {http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/3824332169_1611e7a9e7_m.jpg} Giant+Ground+Sloth Recently…
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    Recently our class has read on the major fossil find in Snowmass, where I found some pretty interesting things, including a few topics about being the giant ground sloth. The article grabbed my interesting facts but, I was hungry for more so, this is what I found out. The Ground Sloth species inhabited the earth from 35 million years ago to 10 thousand years ago. Because of overhunting by the prehistoric, people the ground sloth species went extinct. It is believed that they started down in the amazon rain forest. over time they migrated up to North Americans. Over time the ground sloth the grew larger and larger, developing to well over the size of the African elephants. In 1791 the giant ground sloth was one the first mammals to know to be extinct. It wasn’t until Charles Darwin theory on natural selection that we understood how a huge beast like the giant ground sloth could go extinct. Though there are no longer ground sloths their relatives still inhabit the earth., the two toed and three toed sloth now make their homes in most commonly in the tropics of the Caribbean.
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  3. page Dana T edited Dana The Modern Mastodon In Aspen Colorado a huge amount of fossils were found when a constructi…
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    The Modern Mastodon
    In Aspen Colorado a huge amount of fossils were found when a construction team was digging. One of the major animals from the ice age they found was the Mastodon. I decided to dig a little deeper and found out what the modern Mastodon is.
    The Mastodon was not the first evolution in fact it was the third. Before the Palaeomastodon was the Moeritheruim and then the Deinotherium. These two ancestors are the oldest in their family. After the Palaeomastodon comes seven more! Right after the Mastodon is the Mammut which some people get confused with the Mammoth but they are two different species. After the Mammut is the Platybelodon this Mastodon evolution is bigger in build and looks more like modern Elephants. Soon the Platybelodon evolved into the Gomphotherium and Stegodon. {800px-BlankMastodon_(1).jpg} The Mastodonthe Stegodon came a surprise, the African and Asian Elephants started to evolve just before the Mammoth evolved! Although the Mammoth died in the ice age the modern Elephant was evolving and must have better adapted to survive because they lived longer and still live today. What will be the next evolution, the ModernMastodon?
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  4. page Giant Ground Sloths edited Giant Ground Sloths {http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/3824332169_1611e7a9e7_m.jpg} Giant+Gro…

    Giant Ground Sloths
    {http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/3824332169_1611e7a9e7_m.jpg} Giant+Ground+Sloth
    Recently our class has read on the major fossil find in Snowmass, where I found some pretty interesting things, including a few topics about being the giant ground sloth. The article grabbed my interesting facts but, I was hungry for more so, this is what I found out. The Ground Sloth species inhabited the earth from 35 million years ago to 10 thousand years ago. Because of overhunting by the prehistoric, people the ground sloth species went extinct. It is believed that they started down in the amazon rain forest. over time they migrated up to North Americans. Over time the ground sloth the grew larger and larger, developing to well over the size of the African elephants. In 1791 the giant ground sloth was one the first mammals to know to be extinct. It wasn’t until Charles Darwin theory on natural selection that we understood how a huge beast like the giant ground sloth could go extinct. Though there are no longer ground sloths their relatives still inhabit the earth., the two toed and three toed sloth now make their homes in most commonly in the tropics of the Caribbean.
    {http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/2386820108_b3a29c2da9_m.jpg} Giant+Ground+Sloth

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