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Australia's Endangered Bettong Reveals How Weather Effects Species Distribution
2011-10-06 11:02:35

Australian scientists studying the reliability of species distribution models for revealing the response of animals to climate change have focused their research on the endangered marsupial, the Northern Bettong.


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2008-04-29 00:36:36

The Eastern Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), also known as the Southern Bettong and Tasmanian Bettong, is a bettong whose natural range includes south-eastern Australia and the eastern part of Tasmania. Following the introduction of the Red Fox, it became extinct on mainland Australia around 1890. This bettong's habitat is open woodlands at altitudes between sea-level and 3280 feet. (The highest point on Tasmania is at 5305 feet.) The Eastern Bettong is a nocturnal animal. During the day it...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.