DATABASE: Mammoth Tusks and Cave Bear Toes

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Science  23 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5781, pp. 1721e
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5781.1721e

At Neogene of the Old World, paleontologists and other researchers can find out where fossils of extinct mammals such as the woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) have turned up. The database from the University of Helsinki in Finland stores information on mammal remains dating from 25 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago. Search by locality to unearth data on more than 1000 excavation sites sprinkled across Europe, Asia, and Africa. You can map the locales and call up a list of animals discovered at each one.

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