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First Meal Important To Young Viviparous Lizards
2013-07-04 04:49:07

We have all heard of 'formative years' that can influence a person's view of the world and, consequently, their behavior - but a new study has found for certain lizards their very first meal can have lasting impacts on everything from their future range to agility.

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2012-07-13 07:30:02

Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society have uncovered some of why the feisty creatures tend to give birth in the spring

2012-02-21 21:09:23

Some of Ireland's oldest inhabitants are facing serious threat and possible extinction because of foreign species, according to researchers at Queen's University.

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2011-02-04 07:55:24

The aggressive wolverine may not be powerful enough to survive climate change in the contiguous United States, new research concludes.

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2009-12-23 09:35:00

Details of the lifestyle of mink, which escaped from fur farms and now live wild in the UK, have been revealed through analysis of their whiskers.

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2009-09-22 13:11:50

Canadian scientists say they have discovered brown grizzly bears are feeding on migrating broad whitefish in a Northwest Territories stream. Scientists from the University of Alberta say the discovery in the Mackenzie Delta region of the Northwest Territories has researchers advising increased care in petroleum extraction and infrastructure development within the area. Oliver Barker and Andrew Derocher, who led the study, said they observed at least one brown bear engaged in the unusual...

2009-09-22 13:46:49

Researchers call on developers in Mackenzie Delta to exercise caution.

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2009-04-30 08:46:23

A wolverine first photographed by a remote-controlled camera on the Tahoe National Forest in February 2008 is most closely related to Rocky Mountain populations, according to a team of 10 federal, state and university scientists.


Latest Fauna of Finland Reference Libraries

Common Frog, Rana temporaria
2014-11-18 12:09:00

The Common Frog (Rana temporaria), known also as the European Common Frog or the European Common Brown Frog, is located throughout much of Europe as far north as well north of the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals, except for the majority of Iberia, southern Italy, and the southern Balkans. The farthest west it can be found is Ireland, where it has long been considered erroneously to be an entirely introduced species. These frogs measure about 2.4 to 3.5 inches and...

Moor Frog, Rana arvalis
2013-07-26 19:02:45

The Moor Frog (Rana arvalis) is a slim, reddish brown colored, and semiaquatic amphibian that is native to Europe and Asia. It belongs to the Ranidae family, or true frogs. Ranidae, the family that the Moor Frog belongs to, is a wide group covering about 605 species. The family is like a "catch-all" for ranoid frogs that don't belong to any other families. Seeing that this is the case, the traits that define them are more general, and the frogs are found all throughout the world, on every...

Common Vole, Microtus arvalis
2012-08-05 21:02:11

The common vole (Microtus arvalis) is native to Eurasia, with a very large range stretching across many areas. Its preferred habitat includes all areas besides densely forested areas. It will inhabit agricultural lands, and as a result will end up eating the crops found there, although it prefers grass. The common vole varies slightly in size between sexes, with males weighing an average of 1.7 ounces and females weighing 1.4 ounces if not pregnant. It will inhabit home ranges of up to .3...

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2007-08-10 16:41:52

The Wolverine (Gulo gulo) is the largest land-dwelling species of the weasel family Mustelidae. It is also known as the Glutton or Carcajou. The wolverine lives primarily in isolated areas in the northern hemisphere. These areas include Alaska, northern Canada, Siberia and Scandinavia. They are also native to Russia and the Baltic countries. Until the mid 1800's they were found as far south as northern California. Some still remain in the Rocky Mountains and northern Cascades in the United...

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2007-02-18 23:23:23

The Smooth Snake, Coronella austriaca, is a harmless species of colubrid snake found in northern Europe, but also as far east as northern Iran. They can be found in England, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. They are also found in Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Greece, and European Russia. In Asia, they are found in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and northern Iran. Both sexes grow to an average length of 20 inches. However it is not unheard of that these...

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Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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