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Kunzea robusta flowering branchlet
2014-08-28 03:00:47

At the stroke of a pen a New Zealand endemic tree has for the last 31 years been incorrectly regarded the same as a group of 'weedy' Australian shrubs and small trees.

Kangaroo Poo DNA Test Aids In Conservation Efforts
2013-06-07 07:31:05

A simple and cost effective DNA test has been developed by researchers to identify kangaroo species from their droppings.

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2011-08-10 06:50:00

Paleontologists have discovered a group of more than 20 polar dinosaur tracks on the coast of Victoria, Australia, offering a rare glimpse into animal behavior during the last period of pronounced global warming, about 105 million years ago.

2009-07-16 10:03:49

Internationally renowned palaeontologist and Monash University Honorary Research Associate, Dr Anthony Martin has found evidence of a dinosaur burrow along the coast of Victoria, which helps to explain how dinosaurs protected themselves from climate extremes during the Cretaceous period – the final era for dinosaurs before their extinction.


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Persoonia coriacea
2014-10-22 11:50:54

Persoonia coriacea is a species of shrub plant. The species may also be referred to as the leathery-leaf persoonia. It is classified in the Lanceolata group, which is a group of 54 closely related species with similar flowers but very different foliage. Often, these species will interbreed with each other. In the case of P. coriacea, it hybridizes with P. helix. P. coriacea is a small shrub that grows up to 5 feet in height. It has hairy branches and leaves. These narrow greenish-grey...

Carnarvonia
2014-10-13 13:06:45

Carnarvonia is a genus of large tree species. The genus may also be referred to as the Red oak or the Red silky oak. This flowering plant genus is a member of the Proteaceae family. Carnavonia consists of only one single species, Carnarvonia araliifolia. The species is then broken down further with two varieties: C. araliifolia var. araliifolia and C. araliifolia var. montana. C. araliifolia will typically grow to 100 feet tall. The trees are endemic only in Queensland, Australia. They are...

Banksia spinulosa
2014-10-13 12:47:18

Banksia spinulosa is a shrub species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Hairpin Banksia. B. spinulosa is a member of the Proteaceae family and can be found in eastern Australia. Banksia spinulosa plants may grow single stemmed measuring approximately 16 feet tall. Stunted shrubs grow multi-stemmed and measure between 3 and 10 feet tall. The plants bark is smooth to touch and appears grey or grey/brown in coloration. Its leaves measure between 1 and 4 inches long and are...

Alloxylon flammeum
2014-10-07 11:11:50

Alloxylon flammeum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Queensland tree waratah or the Red silky oak. The medium-sized tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. flammeum may be found in northeastern Australia. Alloxylon flammeum can grow nearly 108 feet tall, although when cultivated it remains approximately 35 feet tall. The tree possesses a grey to brown bark and shiny, green leaves. The plant’s leaves typically measure 7.2 inches long. Between...

Opisthiolepis
2014-10-07 10:51:38

Opisthiolepis is a genus of large tree species. The trees belong to the Proteaceae family and only contain one single species. Opisthiolepis heterophylla is the sole described species that makes up the genus. The Opisthiolepis heterophylla species may also be commonly referred to as the Blush silky oak, the Pink silky oak, the Brown silky oak and the Drunk rabbit. Opisthiolepis trees grow to nearly 100 feet tall and can commonly be found in rainforests, tablelands and mountains. The trees...

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ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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