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Unformatted text preview: Neanderthals also became extinct during this period. At the end of the last ice age, cold-blooded animals, smaller mammals like wood mice , migratory birds, and swifter animals like whitetail deer had replaced the megafauna and migrated north. The extinctions were especially severe in North America where native horses and camels were eliminated. Asian Land Mammal Ages (ALMA) include Zhoukoudianian , Nihewanian , and Yushean . European Land Mammal Ages (ELMA) include Gelasian (2.51.8 Ma ). North American Land Mammal Ages (NALMA) include Blancan (4.51.2), Irvingtonian (1.20.5) and Rancholabrean (0.50.01) in millions of years. The Blancan extends significantly back into the Pliocene. South American Land Mammal Ages (SALMA) include Uquian (2.51.5), Ensenadan (1.50.3) and Lujanian (0.30.01) in millions of years. The Uquian extends significantly back into the Pliocene....
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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