An artist's impression of Mesozoic animals found fossilized in the Kayenta rock formation. It depicts Dilophosaurus (dinosaur) at the back, Kayentatherium (Mesozoic mammal) in the center, and Kayentachelys (Mesozoic turtle) at the front. Mark Witton

Mammals Emerged From the Shadows When Dinosaurs Went Extinct

When dinosaurs died out, many mammals evolved from being nocturnal to diurnal, and the primate ancestors of humans were among the first to do so.

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Recreation of dinosaur extinction at the Deccan Traps in Western Ghats, India | Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation, Wikimedia Commons
Recreation of Tyrannosaurus rex | pixabay