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Why Koalas Get Chlamydia
2013-04-10 15:04:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Blame it on their small stature. Blame it on their soft fur. For what could be a myriad of reasons, Koalas would almost certainly win the “Most Cuddly” award amongst all of the familiar marsupials. Sadly, like all other creatures — cute and ugly alike — Koalas also have a tendency to get sick from time to time. According Dr. Adam Polkinghorne and a host of researchers with Queensland University of...

2013-03-17 23:03:17

In late February 2013, the Cancer Council Queensland reported how using sunscreen and wearing UPF50+ swimwear can help reduce the risks of cancer for children. Industry expert and founder of UV protective children´s swimwear brand Platypus Australia says, “It´s now clearer than ever that covering children up with UV protective beachwear is a must for parents.” (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Last month, the Cancer Council Queensland released findings on how wearing UV...

2013-03-10 23:00:11

Once again, the industry leaders in sun safe & UV protective swimwear for children, Platypus Australia, have been commended for their great beachwear for kids. The sun-shielding designs, quality and comfort of their bathers and accessories, for both little boys and girls, have been positively reviewed at the online community Familycapers.com.au. (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 Just recently, the leading company for infant, toddler and children´s swimwear Platypus Australia were given 4-Star...

2013-02-03 23:02:02

A global leader in children´s UV protective swimwear, Platypus Australia has just launched their 2013 Summer catalogue. With pages full of vibrant photographs, the new collection showcases the latest kid´s fashion trends by using colour blocking, pattern intermixing, and vintage inspiration. (PRWEB) February 04, 2013 Platypus Australia, one of the world´s foremost providers of children´s UV protective swimwear, has just launched their long awaited Summer 2013 range. The...

Tasmanian Tiger Extinct Because Of Humans, Not Disease
2013-02-01 09:55:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by researchers at the University of Adelaide concludes that humans alone may have been responsible for the extinction of Australia's iconic native predator, the Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine). The study, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Animal Ecology, used a new population modeling approach to contradict the widespread belief that disease must have been a factor in the thylacine's extinction. The Tasmanian...

2013-01-18 23:04:31

Platypus Australia, a brand leader in combining sun safety with great value for children´s bathers and accessories, recently launched a trial of their UV protective swimwear packs to discerning mums on Kidspot.com.au. The trial ended with high praise for Platypus Australia´s design, quality and comfort on the Mums Say discussion board. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) January 19, 2013 Earlier in November, Platypus Australia commenced a trial of their children´s UV protective...

Study Finds Genetic Trail Linking Early Australian Inhabitants With Indians
2013-01-15 10:26:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) from geneticists at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany could lead to a rewriting of the cultural history of Australia. The researchers say that a recent genetic analysis shows evidence of a substantial flow of genes running between the Indian and Australian populations about 4,000 years ago. "Interestingly, this...

Western Long-beaked Echidna
2013-01-03 05:48:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team, led by the Smithsonian Institution, has found evidence that the western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying mammal species thought to have become extinct thousands of years ago, survived far longer than previously thought. The findings of this study, published in a recent issue of Zookeys, suggest they may well still exist in parts of Australia today. The western long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus...

2012-12-27 05:00:24

Koala Pay and Fusionfarm agreed to an exclusive Territory Sales Agreement in Linn County, Iowa for sales and support of its mobile payment app. The agreement offers the region´s merchants a more engaged and loyal customer base via Koala Pay´s app where customers can initiate payment, purchase deals, and receive loyalty rewards from participating merchants. North Liberty, IA (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 Koala Pay President Troy Miller says that the agreement is a natural fit....

Penguins Budget Their Time Wisely By Using Sea Ice To Rest
2012-11-22 12:22:00

[ Video 1 ] [ Video 2 ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers tracking the behavior of emperor penguins near the sea have identified the importance of sea ice for their feeding habits. The team wrote in the journal PLOS ONE about the emperor penguins foraging behavior through the birds' chick-rearing season. Emperor penguins spend more time than other penguins diving for food, and only use about 30 percent of their time at sea to take short breaks to rest...


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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