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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...

Low Genetic Diversity Spells Bad News For Koalas
2012-10-24 14:41:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When populations of animals are under threat, a major concern surrounding their potential for survival is the genetic diversity within the population. A high level of genetic diversity makes for a resilient population, while low genetic diversity could be a red flag for conservationists. In a new study, an international team of researchers has investigated the genetic diversity of the koala population and found through both historical...

2012-09-13 23:00:54

Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sydney Possum Removal Specialist Mr Possum explains how possums and rats can not only ruin a good night´s sleep, but cause extensive damage to a home, and what can be done about it. Australia (PRWEB) September 13, 2012 Many Australians feel that they wake up in the middle of the night far too often from loud noises in the ceiling. According to a recent testimonial from one Mr Possum client, Jeremy of Holland Park, “About 3am this morning, I swear it...

2012-08-30 10:35:48

Bioluminescence may play a key role in successful foraging for southern elephant seals, a deep-sea predator, according to research published Aug. 29 in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The authors of the study, led by Jade Vacquié-Garcia, monitored the diving behaviour of four female southern elephant seals in the southern Indian Ocean that were also equipped with light detectors. The researchers found that increased bioluminescence was correlated with higher foraging...

2012-06-25 22:22:04

LONDON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pora Ora (http://www.poraora.com), the ground breaking virtual 3D online universe that is transforming the way that 5-12 year old children learn, has launched an online Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter facilitates 'people power' funding enabling the woman (or man) on the street to change the world when done in mass. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120626/540058 ) With membership expected to reach 500,000...

Australia's Endangered Bettong Reveals How Weather Effects Species Distribution
2011-10-06 11:02:35

Australian scientists studying the reliability of species distribution models for revealing the response of animals to climate change have focused their research on the endangered marsupial, the Northern Bettong. The research, published in Ecography demonstrates that studying weather events, rather than the gradual changes of the climate, offers a clearer insight into the Bettong's movements, range boundaries and likely contact with competitors. "Scientists often use Species Distribution...


Latest Mammals of Australia Reference Libraries

Common Wombat, Vombatus ursinus
2013-09-27 10:45:36

The common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), also known as the bare-nosed wombat or the coarse-haired wombat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range includes Tasmania and the mountainous areas just south of Queensland, although it is declining in drier areas of its range. It was first described in 1800 by George Shaw and it holds three subspecies. The common wombat has a sturdy body, reaching an average length between 2.6 and 4.2 feet and a weight between 37.4 and 88.1...

Long-nosed Bandicoot, Perameles nasuta
2013-09-26 13:31:49

The long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It is native to Australia where it occurs in a range that extends from Wilsons Promontory to Cooktown, with a small population occurring on the Cape York Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within forested areas with nearby grasslands, but it has been found to reside in human populated areas like city gardens. It can be found at elevations between 3,280 and 4,593 feet above sea...

Western Barred Bandicoot, Perameles bougainville
2013-09-26 13:26:54

The western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville), or the marl, is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It once held a large range in Australia, but now only occurs in Western Australia on the islands of Dorre, Bernier, and Faure. This species reaches an average body length of 1.5 feet and is typically dark in color, with two bands of blackish fur occurring on its hind body. It is active during the morning and evening hours and hunts for worms, insects,...

Southern Brown Bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus
2013-09-26 13:23:32

The southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), known locally as the quenda, is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found in Southern Western Australia. It is thought that this species holds between one and five subspecies, with I. o. nauticus sometimes being recognized as its only subspecies. The southern brown bandicoot varies slightly in size, displaying a sexual dimorphism with males reaching an average body length of thirteen inches and...

Northern Brown Bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus
2013-09-26 13:20:19

The northern brown bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found along the eastern and northern coastlines of Australia and on several islands including Papua New Guinea. It prefers to reside in two habitats, depending upon the season, residing in areas with thick vegetation during the dry season and grasslands during the rainy season. It is thought that this yearly migration is caused by varying food abundance....

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