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Asian Black Bear Ursus thibetanus
2013-06-03 13:08:46

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the white-chested bear or the moon bear, is a species that holds a large range. This range includes northern areas of the Indian Subcontinent, most areas of the Himalayas, far eastern Russia, northeastern areas of China, Korea, and the Honshū and Shikoku islands near Japan. As is common to black bear species, the Asiatic black bear prefers...

2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden,...

Mountain Weasel Mustela altaica
2013-01-01 14:17:37

The mountain weasel (Mustela altaica), also known as the solongoi, pale weasel, or Altai weasel, can be found in a range that extends from the Himalayas to Mongolia and includes Ladakh, India, northeastern China, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Korea, southern Siberia, and areas of Russia. It prefers a habitat within grassy woodlands and rocky tundra areas with dense vegetation, at altitudes of at least...

Asian Badger Meles leucurus
2013-01-01 11:07:20

The Asian badger or sand badger (Meles leucurus) is native to The Korean Peninsula, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Its range includes Mongolia and the Urals in the southeast portion of Russia. It prefers a habitat within open woodlands with deciduous vegetation next to pastures, but it will reside in steppe lands, scrublands, coniferous forests, and mixed woodlands. This badger species can be...

Steller Sea Lion Eumetopias jubatus
2012-11-01 07:34:19

The Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) is a species that can be found in the northern Pacific. It is also known as Steller's sea lion or the northern sea lion and is the only member of its genus, Eumetopias. Its range stretches from Gulf of Alaska to the Sea of Okhotsk and the Kuril Islands in Russia. Its southern range includes Año Nuevo Island near California. Although it once bred as far...

Vladimir Dezhurov
2012-09-03 07:41:01

Vladimir Dezhurov is a former Russian cosmonaut who has performed nine spacewalks. He was born Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov on July 30, 1962 in Yavas, Zubovo-Polyansky District, Mordovia, Russia. Dezhurov attended the S.I. Gritsevits Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School, where he graduated with a pilot engineer’s diploma in 1983. After graduating, Dezhurov served as a pilot and senior...

Eurasian Brown Bear Ursus arctos arctos
2012-05-07 12:39:36

The Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) can be found throughout northern Eurasia. Also known as the European brown bear and the common brown bear, this subspecies of brown bear has a conservation status of least concern. This status was given to the species as whole, but local populations are dwindling. The range of this bear includes Northern Russia, Europe, the Pyrenees which is on the...

2009-09-29 13:59:10

Nipponosaurus, meaning "Japanese lizard", is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (late Santonian - early Campanian age). It was discovered in 1934 during the construction of a hospital on Karafuto Prefecture (now Sinegorsk, Sakhalin, Russia). More material belonging to this specimen was recovered in the summer of 1937. Though the quality of bone preservation is poor,...

2009-07-30 20:46:13

Amurosaurus or "Amur lizard" is a genus of dinosaur of the Late Cretaceous Period which thrived in what is now eastern Asia. It was first described in 1991 by Russian paleontologists Yuri Bolotsky and Sergei Kurzanov. Its name is derived from the Amur River and the Greek word sauros (lizard). The Amur River forms the border of Russia and China and is near where the remains of Amurosaurus was...

Tamm Igor Yevgenyevich
2009-04-28 16:45:23

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm born in Vladivostok, Russia on July 8, 1895 was a Soviet physicist and mathematician. He studied at the University of Edinburgh in 1913-1914. He then switched to Moscow State University where he graduated in 1918. He developed an approximation method for many-body physics, in 1945. He worked with Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov to create a tomohak system based on a...

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