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A far wider range of wildlife species could be at risk from bird flu, warns a biologist from the University of East Anglia. Dr Diana Bell, of UEA's School of Biological Sciences, says the discovery that avian flu was responsible for the death of three rare civet cats in Cuc Phuong National Park in Vietnam, raises important questions about the range of wildlife species which could now be at risk from this virus. "Vietnam and the other Asian countries chronically infected with avian flu are...
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...
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.