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New Species Of Extinct Dolphin Sheds Light On River Dolphin

New Species Of Extinct Dolphin Sheds Light On River Dolphin History

Cody Mooneyhan, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology The unusual river dolphins, some of them known for their poor eyesight and side-swimming behavior are all descendants of ocean-dwelling species. Until now, however, there has been no consensus...

Latest EDGE Species Stories

2014-08-17 23:02:17

Zebra Facts website hopes to shine more light on the majestic zebras. (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 The new website ZebraFacts.net publishes with an aim of informing the public about zebras, a horse-like creature that is most known for its black-and-white stripe patterns. The site has several pages dedicated to the different aspects of a zebra’s life, such as its diet, habitat, and general characteristics. Each section is full of accurate facts. The website not only has lots of facts but...

2014-08-12 23:09:13

The world’s most loveable animal is taking over The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, August 16. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The world’s most loveable animal is taking over The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, August 16. Tumble with playful pandas in bamboo forests in the Museum’s newest giant screen film, Pandas: The Journey Home. Audiences will meet the pandas at China’s Wolong Panda Center and learn more about the team dedicated to...

2014-08-05 23:03:37

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced today, that it will transition to a 100% channel model for its corporate sales in North America. The transition will begin September 1, 2014. Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced today, that it will transition to a 100% channel model for its corporate sales in North America. The transition will begin September 1, 2014. This transition comes just two months after the arrival of Tom...

2014-07-18 23:04:33

Latest release of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) includes improved reporting, with more visible and intuitive information about detections, arranged by threat level. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced major improvements in the new version 7.0 of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP). Since its initial launch, many companies have been able to enjoy the best possible cloud-based protection in a simple, agile and effective...

2014-07-14 23:08:20

The website Panda Facts was published to help feature information about pandas for those interested in learning more about these cuddly creatures. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The new Panda website, at Pandafacts.org, was published recently to help researchers learn more about pandas. The site is divided into several sections that deal with the different aspects of a panda’s life, including its life span, diet, and natural habitat. In addition, there are discussions of issues commonly...

2014-07-01 12:23:25

Chinese panda breeding program deploys indoor air filtration GOLDACH, Switzerland, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas has installed advanced IQAir HealthPro air filtration systems in its panda nurseries to protect the health and development of newborn panda babies. The installation of the air purifiers came just in time for the baby-panda birthing season which runs from June through September. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140630/123371...

Genetic Distinctness To Guide Global Bird Conservation
2014-04-11 12:08:15

Cell Press In the midst of today's global extinction crisis, decisions about conservation should include prioritizing how best to preserve as much of the tree of life as possible. So say researchers who report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on the first application of an approach to identify the most evolutionarily distinct of the world's 9,993 bird species. At the very top of their list of the most evolutionary distinct birds is the South American oilbird, which represents...

Red And Giant Panda Skulls Provide Insight Into Coexistence
2014-04-10 15:17:00

American Museum of Natural History New research on the skulls of red pandas and giant pandas provides further explanation as to why the two species—which are not closely related but dine on the same food, bamboo, in the same geographic area—are able to coexist. Using high-resolution imaging and biting simulations, scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Málaga in Spain found that the skulls of the two panda species not only are distantly related but...

2014-03-20 23:23:38

From March 14 to June 11, Panda will reward new customers with one month of additional protection for each goal scored by their chosen team in this summer’s World Cup. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the launch of The World Cup Giveaway, a new campaign offering users the chance to win one month of additional protection for their consumer solutions in exchange for the goals scored in the World Cup in Brazil, June 12 to July...

Elephants Distinguish Threat Level From People Based On Language
2014-03-11 12:53:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that elephants are able to detect which humans pose a threat based on their voice and language. Researchers at the University of Sussex studied family groups of African elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. They discovered that elephants can actually distinguish which ethnic groups are likely to cause harm to the herd by identifying the languages being used. During the study, the team played sound...


Latest EDGE Species Reference Libraries

Southern Marsupial Mole, Notoryctes typhlops
2014-04-30 10:58:40

The southern marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops) is a species of marsupial that can be found in southwest Australia. It has been recorded in desert habitats with soft sand and spinifex grasses, but the habitat preferences of this species is currently unknown. Its range is thought to include northern areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the Gibson and Great Victoria deserts. Although this species is a marsupial, it has been classified within its own order, known as...

Volcano Rabbit, Romerolagus diazi
2014-04-25 10:20:30

The volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi), known locally as zacatuche or teporingom, is a species of rabbit that can be found in Mexico. This species resides near four volcanoes within its range, including El Pelado, but its range is limited to only sixteen small areas. The majority of individuals reside at higher elevations grasslands or in pine and alder forests. The volcano rabbit reaches an average weight of up to 1.3 pounds and is the second smallest species of rabbit next to the pygmy...

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

Falanouc
2012-06-14 17:57:28

The falanouc is a mongoose type creature that is native to Madagascar. Its closest extant, or living, relative is the fanaloka, but it is distinct from this animal in many ways. Unlike the fanaloka, the falanouc has no anal or perineal glands. It has non-retractable claws and a mouth structure that consists of backwards sloping premolars and canines. It is thought that this is due to its primary diet of invertebrates such as snails, slugs, and worms. The falanouc prefers habitats within...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.