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2005-08-30 14:40:30

A far wider range of wildlife species could be at risk from bird flu, warns a biologist from the University of East Anglia.


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2009-02-16 18:41:19

The Banded Palm Civet (Hemigalus derbyanus) is a species of civet found in Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Though its habitat is forests with tall trees, it spends most of its time on the ground. The Banded Palm Civet has a long pointed face, long body and short legs. Each foot has five toes with retractable claws. It is similar in appearance to Owston's Palm Civet (Chrotogale owstoni), though it lacks the spots on its body, and the hair on the back of the neck points upwards...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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