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Image 1 - Fossil Feathers Reveal Lineage Of Extinct, Flightless Ibis
2011-11-23 04:07:43

A remarkable first occurred recently at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History when ornithologists Carla Dove and Storrs Olson used 700- to 1,100-year-old feathers from a long extinct species of Hawaiian ibis to help determine the bird's place in the ibis family tree. The feathers are the only known plumage of any of the prehistorically extinct birds that once inhabited the Hawaiian Islands. Discovered with a nearly complete skeleton, the feathers retained enough microscopic...

2010-09-14 08:56:01

A record-breaking 429 White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni have just been recorded in Cambodia, making the known global population much larger than previously thought. With so many birds remaining in the wild the chances of conservation success are greatly improved - welcome news for this Critically Endangered bird species. The University of East Anglia brought together a group of conservationists for a coordinated survey of 37 roost sites across Cambodia. Participants came from the...

2009-11-09 14:20:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov.. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced the availability of the industry's first IBIS-AMI models for FPGA transceivers. Xilinx is the first FPGA provider and among the first silicon vendors to release IBIS-AMI models for its transceiver technology that will enable designers to reduce simulation time from hours to minutes. Xilinx and Signal Integrity Software, Inc. (SiSoft) will hold a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 12 to outline the advantages...

2009-10-21 12:48:00

LA MIRADA, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexon Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LEXO) is pleased to announce that it has retained Ibis Consulting Group, (http://www.ibisnest.com), Newport Beach, California, to assist with its investor relations outreach to institutional investors and other potential stakeholders. "Ibis has a track record of success in introducing companies such as ours to retail and institutional investors, mutual and retirement funds, portfolio...

2008-12-23 11:30:00

CARLSBAD, Calif. and ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) and Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that they have received clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 for Abbott's purchase of the remaining equity ownership in Ibis Biosciences, Inc., an Isis subsidiary, which was a key condition to Abbott's acquisition of Ibis. Last week, Abbott exercised its option to purchase Ibis. The closing of...

2008-12-17 06:00:00

Total acquisition price will be $215 million Acquisition will expand Abbott's position in molecular diagnostics for infectious disease CARLSBAD, Calif. and ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) and Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that Abbott has exercised its option to purchase the remaining equity ownership in Ibis Biosciences, Inc., an Isis subsidiary, for a closing purchase price of $175 million. In addition to the closing...

2008-10-24 09:00:26

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its majority-owned subsidiary, Ibis Biosciences, Inc. (Ibis), and collaborators are presenting research highlighting the ability of the Ibis T5000(TM) Biosensor System to rapidly and accurately detect and characterize pathogens, including drug-resistant and highly virulent pathogens, for use in a broad array of applications, such as healthcare-associated infection (HAI) control. Seven...

2008-10-03 09:00:38

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its majority-owned subsidiary, Ibis Biosciences, Inc. (Ibis), was awarded government grants and contracts from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and other government agencies totaling up to $8.4 million. These awards will fund the utilization of several Ibis assays through Ibis' service laboratory to characterize samples provided by the...

2006-07-24 09:14:48

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have tagged three northern bald ibis, among the last survivors of a species of Middle Eastern bird once so revered that it had its own ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, in an effort to save them from extinction. Only 13 of the birds remain in Syria, Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the conservation agency BirdLife International said in a news release. The birds, with their distinctive black Mohican-style plumage and long,...

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Reunion Ibis, Threskiornis solitarius
2014-04-18 10:20:27

Reunion Ibis or Reunion Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis solitarius) is an extinct species of ibis that was native to the volcanic island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean. The first sub-fossil remains were found in 1974, and the ibis was initially scientifically described in 1987. The closest relatives are the Malagasy Sacred Ibis, the Straw-necked Ibis and the African Sacred Ibis. Some travelers accounts from the 17th and the 18th centuries described a white colored bird that flew with...

2008-04-28 16:04:06

The Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis), is a species of ibis in the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and pastureland. Photo Copyright and Credit

2008-04-28 15:59:27

The Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus), also known as White-throated Ibis, is found throughout the woodlands, marshes, savanna, lakes and open forests of eastern regions of South America, from Colombia to Uruguay and northern Argentina. The Buff-necked Ibis is about 30 inches long, has a buff neck, black bill, gray upperparts plumage, reddish legs, wings white with black below. Both sexes are similar. Its diet consists mainly of insects, spiders, frogs, reptiles, snails,...

2005-06-09 08:33:22

The White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. This species breeds in colonies in marshes, usually nesting in bushes or low trees. Its range extends from the western USA south through Mexico, as well as from southeastern Brazil and southeastern Bolivia south to central Argentina, and along the coast of central Chile. Its winter range extends from southern California and Louisiana south to include the rest of its breeding range. It is very...

2008-04-28 15:26:22

The Southern Bald Ibis (Geronticus calvus), is a large bird found in open grassland or semi-desert in the mountains of southern Africa. This large, glossy, blue-black ibis has an unfeathered red face and head, and a long, down-curved red bill. It breeds colonially on and amongst rocks and on cliffs, laying 2-3 eggs which are incubated for 21 days before hatching. It feeds on insects and other small creatures. Photo Copyright and Credit

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