November 9, 2017

A possible scenario in the Kayenta formation (Image courtesy Mark Witton)

An article published in the journal “Nature Ecology & Evolution” describes a research on the evolution of mammals from nocturnal animals to diurnal ones. A team of researchers co-ordinated by Tel Aviv University (TAU) and University College London (UCL) analyzed information about 2,415 extant mammalian species using computer algorithms to reconstruct their ancestors’ activity patterns, concluding that they started switching to daytime activity after the extinction of dinosaurs.