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2014-09-25 23:00:47

Denver Zoo welcomes first ever fossa birth.

Cave Sleeping A Regular Occurrence For Madagascar Lemurs: Study
2013-12-05 09:28:20

A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered that some ring-tailed lemurs regularly return to the same limestone chambers to sleep. The findings are the first proof of the consistent, daily use of some caves and crevices for sleeping among the world's primates.

The Red Planet Experiences 'Marsquakes'
2012-02-22 11:49:17

University of London researchers report they have found evidence that Mars experiences "marsquakes" in the same way Earth does with an earthquake.

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2010-08-27 06:55:00

Orcus Patera is an enigmatic elliptical depression near Mars’s equator, in the eastern hemisphere of the planet. Located between the volcanoes of Elysium Mons and Olympus Mons, its formation remains a mystery.

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2010-07-30 08:55:00

Scientists believe that they have found rocks containing the fossilized remains of early life on Mars.

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2009-06-05 07:09:18

The High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has obtained images of Hephaestus Fossae, a region on Mars dotted with craters and channel systems.

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2008-11-28 09:10:00

The High Resolution Stereo Camera on board ESA’s Mars Express imaged the Eumenides Dorsum mountains on the Red Planet.

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2007-11-01 14:05:00

The radar system on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter has uncovered new details about some of the most mysterious deposits on Mars: the Medusae Fossae Formation.


Latest Fossa Reference Libraries

False Potto, Pseudopotto martini
2014-04-10 15:04:58

The false potto (Pseudopotto martini) is a primate that is thought to occur in Equatorial Africa. It is the only species classified within the genus Pseudopotto and has been studied using only the skeletal remains of two specimens. These were previously classified with the potto (Perodicticus potto) but were found to have enough distinctions to be classified as a species, although some argue that it could actually part of the West African potto species. Currently, the false potto is listed...

Malagasy Civet, Fossa fossana
2012-06-14 18:03:21

The Malagasy civet (Fossa fossana) is native to Madagascar, where it inhabits tropical rainforests. Its other common names include the striped civet and the fanaloka. It was previously classified with the banded palm civet in the subfamily Hemigalinae, and as its own subspecies in the subfamily Fossinae. It should not be confused with the fossa, a cat like creature that is also native to Madagascar, even though it has been classified as Fossa fossa. Currently, it is classified in subfamily...

Golden Crowned Sifaka, Propithecus tattersalli
2012-06-07 12:10:18

The golden-crowned sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli), also known as Tattersall’s sifaka, can only be found on the island of Madagascar. Within its range, it is known by natives as ankomba malandy, or akomba malandy, which means “white lemur”. Its range is small, comprising only 44 fragmented forest areas that surround the town of Daraina. The borders of this range include the Manambato River and the Loky River. Studies show that the 44 areas total only 170 square miles. This sifaka can...

Diademed Sifaka, Propithecus diadema
2012-06-05 10:46:49

The diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) is also commonly called the diademed simpona. It is one of the many endangered species of lemur and is native only to the island of Madagascar. It is thought that this large sifaka hold one of the largest ranges of all sifakas, although a conclusive study has not been conducted. It prefers habitats at altitudes between 656 and 2,624 feet within lowland forests and 2,624 to 5,084 feet within certain areas of subhumid forests. Its range extends from...

Coquerel's Sifaka, Propithecus coquereli
2012-06-05 10:29:37

Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) is native only to the island of Madagascar. It can only be found in habitats that are at an altitude of less than 300 feet in arid deciduous forests. These areas include coastal forests and it mainly resides east and north of the Betsiboka River. Its range extends south to Ambato-Boéni. As is typical with all lemurs, Coquerel's sifaka is a tree dweller, and so has long, muscular legs that allow it to leap and climb trees. It has a body length that...

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