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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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