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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.

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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.


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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