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Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaur extinction - a new study led by CBER and Tel Aviv University’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

10 November 2017

Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study led by UCL and Tel Aviv University’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History.

Read full article: Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaur extinction

Read full paper: Temporal niche expansion in mammals from a nocturnal ancestor after dinosaur extinction
Authors: Roi Maor, Tamar Dayan, Henry Ferguson-Gow & Kate E. Jones