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2010-11-03 11:57:48

The mysterious origins of Australia's bizarre and secretive marsupial moles have been cast in a whole new and unexpected light with the first discovery in the fossil record of one of their ancestors.


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Mole Snake, Pseudaspis cana
2013-10-07 09:34:45

The Mole Snake (Pseudaspis cana) is a South African species of snake in the Colubridae family. Like a majority of this family, the mole snake is non-venomous, although it can be quite aggressive and has been known to cause severe bite wounds. Although the young have dark markings and spots, a fully developed mole snake is usually mostly one color. Colors may vary from brown, grey, yellow and black. The Mole Snake may grow up to lengths of almost seven feet. Interestingly enough, the color...

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2012-04-02 13:07:19

The Giant Golden Mole, (Chrysospalax trevelyani) is a species of golden mole found in the forests of Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. It was first collected by Herbert Trevelyanile on a hunting trip near Pirie Forest near King William’s town in British Caffraria. It is currently listed as endangered. The adult is 10 inches long and is dark chocolate brown above with whitish undercoat. The claws and margin of the lips are also whitish. It is blind and has no external ear lobes. It...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.