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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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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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