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2013-11-13 23:02:49

Long time sun safety advocates Platypus Australia are doing their bit to help raise skin cancer awareness. The children’s UV swimwear company is actively telling others about the “I Am Sun Smart: Spread the Word” campaign which encourages education about cancer prevention amongst teenagers. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The forerunners in teen UV swimwear are doing what they can to help raise awareness for skin cancer as summer quickly approaches the southern hemisphere....

Obdurodon tharalkooschild
2013-11-05 03:26:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The discovery of a lone tooth in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of Queensland, Australia, has led to the classification of a new, giant, now-extinct species of platypus known as the Obdurodon tharalkooschild. The new species in the duck-billed, egg-laying mammal’s family is detailed in the latest edition of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, and while the precise age of the fossil has not been yet been determined, it...

Dingoes Wrongly Accused Of Animal Extinctions
2013-09-10 17:32:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Ecology say that despite popular belief, the Australian dingo should not be blamed for mass extinctions. Dingoes have been blamed for the extinctions of the Tasmanian tiger and the Tasmanian devil on the Australian mainland about 3,000 years ago. Instead, the scientists blame Aboriginal populations and a shift in climate. "Perhaps because the public perception of dingoes as 'sheep-killers' is so...

2013-08-18 23:00:39

Babyworld, a popular online resource for UK parents, recently reviewed Platypus Australia’s 2013 summer range. Members have since given 5-star recommendations of the UV-protective infant swimsuits and children’s beachwear. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Having an excellent reputation amongst parents around the globe for their sun safe swimwear line for children, Platypus Australia just received more accolades for their 2013 summer collection. Babyworld, a helpful online resource...

2013-08-04 23:00:59

Platypus Australia just showcased their latest range of kid’s bathing suits at the Miami Swim Show. Their colourful and hip pieces were modelled down the exhibition’s fashion runway and the Aussie company was also mentioned in ‘The Swim Journal’ magazine. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 The popular USA trade exhibition Swim Show was held last week from July 20 to 23, 2013. Amongst the exhibitors was renowned children’s swimwear company Platypus Australia. The show enabled...

2013-06-24 19:39:56

The performance of Australia’s mining industry in restoring the native landscape could one day be judged by ...koalas. Everyone has heard of kangaroo courts – but new research suggests that, at least in some parts of the country, koalas and other native animals may be best placed to adjudicate whether or not minesite rehabilitation is a success. And even farmers, local government and urban developers may one day find themselves facing an animal tribunal, suggests Dr Jonathan Rhodes...

2013-05-19 23:00:40

On 6 May 2013, Platypus Australia observed ℠Melanoma Monday´ and began their mission of making May, the official Skin Cancer Awareness Month, known to families. The children´s sun protection swimwear company urges parents to learn how to protect their kids from the ill effects of prolonged sun exposure. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 May is officially known as Skin Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. Although located down under, Platypus Australia, the country's forerunner...

2013-05-03 23:17:12

The Koala Kare KB101, one of the most trusted baby changing stations on the market, can now be bought at Babystations.com for only $189.78. Because of several key improvements in the company´s operations, Babystations.com is now offering its valued customers a $9.22 price reduction from the model´s original $199.00 price tag. Newark, DE (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Babystations.com, a trusted name in the online community, has announced a significant price reduction on a number of its most...


Latest Mammals of Australia Reference Libraries

Short-beaked Echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus
2014-08-13 14:53:30

The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), once called the spiny anteater, is the sole member of its genus and one of four remaining species of echidna. It resides in Australia and New Guinea, residing in a variety of habitats including grasslands, forests, coasts, and in agricultural areas. This species was first described in 1792 by George Shaw, who named it Myrmecophaga aculeate, believing it to be a relative of the anteater. Its name has changed four times since its first...

Echidna, Tachyglossidae
2014-06-19 07:53:10

Tachyglossidae is a family that holds eight species of echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters, four of which are known only from fossils. The remaining four species, which include the platypus, can only be found in New Guinea and Australia. They prefer to reside in wooded areas and can be found under piles of vegetation, roots, and occasionally inside the burrows of other animals. This family is named after the "Mother of All Monsters" in Greek mythology, although the two do not resemble...

Numbat, Myrmecobius fasciatus
2014-05-24 17:24:24

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the marsupial anteater, banded anteater, or the walpurti, is a marsupial that can be found in Western Australia. This species once held a large range but it is now fragmented and limited to only a few small spots in Australia. It once resided in many habitats, but now it can only be found in eucalypt forests. Europeans first discovered this species in 1831, when Robert Dale led an expedition through the Avon Valley. George Robert Waterhouse...

Antechinus
2014-05-24 17:15:50

Antechinus is a genus of marsupials in the Dasyuridae family that can be found in Australia and New Guinea. Its range includes Tasmania and other outlying areas of Australia. Common names for members of this species include pouched mice, broad-footed marsupial mice, and antechinus shrews, but these names are often considered outdated or limited to certain regions of the species’ range. They can reside in a number of habitats including temperate rainforests, healthy woodlands, swamps, and...

Western Quoll, Dasyurus geoffroii
2014-05-24 17:09:58

The western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii), also known as the western native cat and by many native names, is a species of marsupial that can be found in Australia. This species once held a large range, but it is now limited to the southwestern corner of Western Australia. It prefers to reside in arid and moist mallee and sclerophyll forests. It was first described by John Gould in 1841, when it was abundant in Australia. It is most closely related to the recently described bronze quoll, which is...

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grass-comber
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