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palate of the small sparassodont from Bolivia
2014-05-09 07:12:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have discovered an extinct, kitten-sized species believed to have lived in Bolivia some 13 million years ago, according to research appearing in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. According to third-year undergraduate student and evolutionary biology major Russell Engelman, the currently unnamed animal (UF 27881) would have been “about the size of a marten, a catlike weasel...

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2010-04-13 10:54:54

Ecologists in Australia have successfully trained a critically endangered marsupial "“ the northern quoll "“ to turn its nose up at toxic cane toads. Their results, including fascinating behavioral video footage, are published today in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology and could provide conservationists with a vital new weapon in the fight against invasive species. In their new study "“ inspired by children's fairy tale 'Little Red Riding Hood'...

2008-09-22 09:00:41

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2008) - THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S. The Board of Western Areas (TSX:WSA)(ASX:WSA) is pleased to announce that exploration consultants Newexco have won the "Discovery of the Year" award for discovering the Spotted Quoll deposit in October 2007. The award was presented at the Excellence in Exploration & Mining Conference held in Sydney last week. Western Areas and...


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Western Quoll, Dasyurus geoffroii
2014-05-24 17:09:58

The western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii), also known as the western native cat and by many native names, is a species of marsupial that can be found in Australia. This species once held a large range, but it is now limited to the southwestern corner of Western Australia. It prefers to reside in arid and moist mallee and sclerophyll forests. It was first described by John Gould in 1841, when it was abundant in Australia. It is most closely related to the recently described bronze quoll, which is...

Eastern Quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus
2014-05-19 12:50:49

The eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), or the eastern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range once included mainland Australia, but it is still common on Tasmania. This species is one of six living quoll species and was named for its ferret-like appearance. George Shaw, who classified it with possums in the Didelphis genus, first discovered it in 1800. Male eastern quolls reach an average body length of 23.6 inches and weight of 2.8 pounds. This...

Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

Waitoreke
2014-02-05 16:37:44

The Waitoreke is a cryptid from New Zealand described as being otter-like. Its name derived from “Wai” is a Maori word for water. The rest of the word has different translations, but the common one is “toreke,” which means to disappear. Together the name could translate into “disappears into water” or another translation is a “disappearing water specter.” The usual description is a small otter-like creature about the size of a cat. It has brownish short fur and short...

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2007-10-23 14:55:53

The Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), also known as the Spotted-tail Quoll and the Spotted Quoll, is a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the largest carnivorous marsupial found in Australia. Its range once extended from southern Queensland through coastal New South Wales and Victoria to Tasmania. The settlement of Europeans has caused population decline and the tiger quoll is now confined to a few areas, mainly in national parks. It is listed as a threatened species. Land...

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