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Group Of Millipedes Added To Australian Fauna
2012-08-31 12:46:28

An entire group of millipedes previously unknown in Australia has been discovered by a specialist — on museum shelves. Hundreds of tiny specimens of the widespread tropical family Pyrgodesmidae have been found among bulk samples in two museums, showing that native pyrgodesmids are not only widespread in Australia's tropical and subtropical forests, but are also abundant and diverse. The study has been published in the open access journal ZooKeys. "Most pyrgodesmid species are so...

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2009-07-03 10:50:00

Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of three new species, including one agile predator that lived 98 million years ago.Writing in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS ONE, Scott Hocknull and colleagues at the Queensland Museum and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History noted the discovery of two large herbivorous sauropods and one carnivorous theropod in the Winton Formation in eastern Australia.Australia doesn't have a noteworthy fossil record, and many...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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