Bones pulled from the La Brea Tar Pits show the perils of being a picky eater

Multiple species of saber-toothed cats went extinct about 10,000 years ago while coyotes survived — becoming the apex predators famous for terrorizing family pets. The reason why, argues new research based on the La Brea fossils, was the coyote’s superior ability to adapt to a changing world.

The Los Angeles Times

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