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Researchers Identify Four New Species Of Tuco-Tucos From

Researchers Identify Four New Species Of Tuco-Tucos From Bolivia

Leslie Reed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln A research team led by UNL's Scott Gardner has identified four new species of Ctenomys, a genus of gopher-like mammal found throughout much of South America. Commonly called tuco-tucos, the...

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2014-06-19 23:07:22

Turkey Vultures are in the news this week, causing problems for an airport in Nebraska. Bird-X explains why these birds are such difficult pests. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Reported on June 12 by Fremont Tribune, Fremont Municipal Airport in Nebraska, USA is currently experiencing a problem with turkey vultures. Bird-X, Inc., bird control experts for 50 years, explain a little more about these birds’ peculiar habits. According to the report, dozens of these large birds gather at the airport....

2014-05-31 23:07:23

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their Grand Canyon Adventure and California Condor tour, running September 23-30, 2014. On this professionally guided eco-tour, travelers will have the rare opportunity to observe the release of a group of California Condors into the wild. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Naturalist Journeys’ partnership to present a guided tour of the Grand Canyon California Condor release area with the Nature and...

2014-05-29 23:03:08

Newport Aquarium announced Thursday two king penguin chicks hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit over the weekend. Newport, KY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Newport Aquarium announced Thursday two king penguin chicks hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit over the weekend. The two chicks, which are not of relation, simultaneously began to pip Friday evening before fully hatching Saturday morning. The newborns shared an April 4 egg-laying date. Each chick weighed...

2014-05-15 23:01:32

Llama Commerce Platform now pre-integrated with Kount Boise, IDAHO (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Kount’s award-winning fraud and risk management software is now pre-integrated with Classy Llama’s new streamlined Magento eCommerce platform. Now every Llama Commerce Platform account can reap the benefits of Kount’s anti-fraud solution, preventing fraudulent activity and maximizing revenue. “We are excited to partner with like-minded, innovative companies like Classy Llama that are helping to...

2014-04-30 23:15:27

Engage Mobile and the Kansas City Zoo team up with Google Glass to capture a day in the life of a penguin keeper at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza. Kansas City, Mo (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Engage Mobile Solutions, the award-winning mobile strategy, development and marketing firm, and the Kansas City Zoo today released a behind-the-scenes look at the world of penguins. The video captures a first-person perspective of the life of a penguin keeper using Google Glass, the newest wearable mobile...

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...

2014-04-01 12:22:46

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va., has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection a contract valued at $74.7 million for egress upgrade kits in support of the Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) program. The company will develop, design and produce 916 egress kits for the Cougar vehicles. The kits will include upgrades to the Cougar's front doors, rear doors, rear steps and exhaust...

2014-03-28 23:24:44

Cougardating.singles, a recently launched online review platform for cougar dating websites, has just come up with a list of the five most efficient cougar dating websites. These top dating websites have been selected on the basis of their features, customer service, privacy protection, value for money, and the probability of finding a date using their service. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 A detailed and authentic list of top five best online dating sites for cougars is now available at...

Human Interaction Responsible For 62 Percent Of Cougar Deaths In Re-established Populations
2014-03-04 08:34:22

Wiley The reintroduction of mountain lions across the mid-western United States has made species management an urgent area of research for conservationists. A report in the Wildlife Society Bulletin explores the fatal cost of human interaction with cougars and asks what state agencies can do to protect both species. Cougars (Puma concolor) are slowly recolonizing their historic habitats, including the Black Hills of South Dakota, but since they’ve been away, the land has become...

2014-03-01 23:02:19

It is now possible for cougar singles and younger males to look for a date on the go. Just launched mobile cougar dating website Cougardatingsite.mobi is an excellent platform that has been designed to make dating easy, safe, and flexible for older women. (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 The launch of a new cougar dating website Cougardatingsite.mobi is all set to revolutionize the concept of online dating for older women looking for younger males. Unlike many dating websites for cougars,...


Latest Fauna of South America Reference Libraries

Greater Fairy Armadillo, Calyptophractus retusus
2014-05-19 10:55:17

The greater fairy armadillo (Calyptophractus retusus), also known as the Chacoan fairy armadillo or Burmeister's armadillo, is a species of armadillo that can be found in Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical arid grasslands or shrublands. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 5.5 and 6.9 inches and a weight of up to 2.2 pounds. As is common to armadillo species, it holds bands of armor along its upper back, but these are...

Maned Sloth, Bradypus torquatus
2014-05-05 11:17:21

The maned sloth or ai (Bradypus torquatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can only be found in southeastern Brazil, in the Atlantic coastal rainforest. It prefers to live in humid habitats like evergreen forests, but has been found in secondary and semi-deciduous forests. The average rainfall in areas where this species can be found reaches forty-seven inches per year. The maned sloth varies in size depending upon the sex, with males reaching an average body length between...

Monito del Monte, Dromiciops gliroides
2014-04-30 10:08:55

The monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides), Spanish for little bush monkey, is a species of marsupial that can only be found in southwestern areas of South America, specifically in Argentina and Chile. This species prefers to reside in Valdivian temperate rain forests and mountain bamboo forests. It was once thought that this species is descended from marsupials living in Australia, but studies have shown that Australidelphia marsupials most likely originated in South America and later moved...

Titi
2014-04-18 14:17:08

The Titis, or Titi monkeys, are the New World monkeys belonging to the genus Callicebus. They are the only living members of the Callicebinae subfamily, which also contains the extinct genera Xenothrix, Paralouatta, Carlocebus, Antillothrix, Lagonimico, and possibly also Tremacebus. These monkeys reside on South America, from Colombia to Brazil, Peru and north Paraguay. Depending on the species, titis have a head and a body length of 9.1 to 18 inches and a tail, which is longer than the...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

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