The Mammal Family: An Overview

Venturing outside the realm of Mesozoic reptiles, here’s an overview of the mostly-Permian early diversity of our own lineage, the synapsids. The Permian Period (299-252 million years ago) was the last period of the Paleozoic Era, and was characterized by...

Niche Partitioning

Niche partitioning is a really fundamental concept in ecology that influences the way organisms live, compete, and evolve. In this post, I’m going to go over what exactly it means, how it works, and some interesting fossil examples.