Ep 268: Strange sharks, giant insects, and a new and improved egg



Strange sharks, giant insects, and a new and improved egg

During the carboniferous, forests and swamp dominated the landscape. In the oceans, strange new sharks appeared. Giant insects walked amongst the trees while the first reptiles and early ancestors of what would become mammals hid inside rotted stumps.

Here are a couple of videos on how chickens make their eggs.

How an Egg is Made

Chicken anatomy and egg formation

Here’s a video about how bird babies get air while they’re still inside the egg.

How Birds Get Oxygen Inside Their Eggs

Here’s an article about the first known reptile.

Hylonomus: The Earliest Reptile

Here’s an article about finding tiny fossils inside carboniferous tree stumps.

Tiny Animals Trapped in Fossil Trees Help Reveal How Fauna Moved Onto Land

Here’s an article about an early ancestor of what one day would become the mammals.

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