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Evolutionary Debate Sheds Light On The Age Of Mammals
2012-08-28 13:48:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 65 million years ago, dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops disappeared, leaving Earth open to the rise of mammals. These strange creatures are only distantly related to the mammals alive today. One of those unusual mammals, Ernanodon antelios, was only known from a single, highly distorted specimen until recently. This specimen raised more questions than it answered about habits and evolutionary relationships. In the most...

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2011-08-16 12:20:00

A study using hidden motion-sensor cameras has revealed mammals' lives around some of the world's most remote forests. The researchers sought to collect data on mammals living in seven different forests locations. Dr Jorge Ahumada of the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM) at Conservational International and colleagues captured over 50,000 images of 105 species that ranged from three-ton elephants to a 26-gram Linnaeu's Mouse Opposum. Protected regions in Uganda,...

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2009-03-03 15:54:12

Pangolins in Southeast Asia are dwindling in numbers due to poaching activities, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Wildlife Enforcement Network said on Tuesday. Poachers have long sought after the scaly anteaters for their meat, which is used for consumption. They also use their scales for traditional medicines. "More than a 100 tons of smuggled pangolin meat heading to China was confiscated in the region last year but that is only 10 to 20 percent of the amount of Pangolin...


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Short-beaked Echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus
2014-08-13 14:53:30

The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), once called the spiny anteater, is the sole member of its genus and one of four remaining species of echidna. It resides in Australia and New Guinea, residing in a variety of habitats including grasslands, forests, coasts, and in agricultural areas. This species was first described in 1792 by George Shaw, who named it Myrmecophaga aculeate, believing it to be a relative of the anteater. Its name has changed four times since its first...

Echidna, Tachyglossidae
2014-06-19 07:53:10

Tachyglossidae is a family that holds eight species of echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters, four of which are known only from fossils. The remaining four species, which include the platypus, can only be found in New Guinea and Australia. They prefer to reside in wooded areas and can be found under piles of vegetation, roots, and occasionally inside the burrows of other animals. This family is named after the "Mother of All Monsters" in Greek mythology, although the two do not resemble...

Numbat, Myrmecobius fasciatus
2014-05-24 17:24:24

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the marsupial anteater, banded anteater, or the walpurti, is a marsupial that can be found in Western Australia. This species once held a large range but it is now fragmented and limited to only a few small spots in Australia. It once resided in many habitats, but now it can only be found in eucalypt forests. Europeans first discovered this species in 1831, when Robert Dale led an expedition through the Avon Valley. George Robert Waterhouse...

Northern Tamandua, Tamandua Mexicana
2012-07-06 15:44:32

The northern tamandua (Tamandua Mexicana) is a small anteater that can be found from southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and to the edge of the Andes mountains. Its range also includes Venezuela, Ecuador, and Columbia. In these areas, the northern tamandua prefers a habitat within forested areas including mangrove swamps and evergreen, deciduous, cloud, and secondary forests. There are currently four recognized subspecies of this anteater. The northern tamandua is considered a...

Tree Pangolin, Manis tricuspis
2012-05-30 12:22:11

The tree pangolin (Manis tricuspis) is one of eight species of pangolin, or “scaly anteater”, in existence. It is also known as white-bellied pangolin or three-cusped pangolin. There are currently two subspecies of the tree pangolin, the most abundant of forest pangolins in Africa. This species is native to equatorial areas of Africa, and its range extends from Guinea through Sierra Leone, and from West Africa to Central Africa. Its eastern range reaches as far as southwestern Kenya...

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