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Temperature increases resulting from climate change in the Southwest will likely eliminate Joshua trees from 90 percent of their current range in 60 to 90 years.
New research by scientists at the University of Cambridge in England gives insight into how sloths, one of the few mammals with more than seven neck vertebrae, evolved their uniquely long necks.
Roughly 15,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, North America's vast assemblage of large animals â€” including such iconic creatures as mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses, ground sloths and giant beavers â€” began their precipitous slide to extinction.
A prehistoric water-filled cave in the Dominican Republic has become a "treasure trove" with the announcement by Indiana University archaeologists of the discovery of stone tools, a small primate skull in remarkable condition, and the claws, jawbone and other bones of several species of sloths.
A new study of 30 million year old fossil 'mega-dung' from extinct giant South American mammals reveals evidence of complex ecological interactions and theft of dung-beetles' food stores by other animals.
An almost entirely complete fossil of a prehistoric sloth that roamed the earth nearly 5 million years ago has been discovered in Peru.
New Light-Hearted Exhibit Explores Fables and Early-American Temptations WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DAR Museum explores early American life through the timeless temptations of envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth and wrath.
Geographers have mapped the sinfulness of the United States, attempting to come up with numbers for each of the seven deadly sins. Thomas Vought and colleagues at Kansas State University devised indexes for sloth, gluttony, lust, greed, wrath, envy and pride, The Las Vegas Sun reported.
By Norris, Kathleen Struggling with acedia THE DIFFICULT THING about days is that they must be repeated. It may be, as we read in 2 Peter, that with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. What we perceive as slowness is merely the Lord's patience.
By Rick Steelhammer What's 12 feet long, has 6-inch claws and weighs a ton or more? It's Megalonyx jeffersonii, and starting Saturday, a precise scientific replica of its skeletal remains will be on display at the West Virginia Geological Survey Museum near Morgantown.
The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in northern areas of South America. Its range includes Guyana, French Guiana, some areas of Brazil, and western areas of Colombia and Venezuela. This species can only be found in tropical rainforests. It is not thought to hold any subspecies and is closely related to the brown-throated sloth, which shares some areas of its range. The pale-throated sloth differs in size depending upon the sex,...
The brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in Central and South America. Its range extends from Honduras through Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica to Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and eastern areas of Peru. It is not thought to reside in the Amazon rainforest or in areas east of the Rio Negro. This species resides in a number of habitats including disturbed habitats, evergreen forests, and arid forests at elevations of up to 3,900...
Mapinguari The mapinguari or mapinguary is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia. It is also known as the Isnashi. Several attempts to find physical evidence that the creature exists have been conducted. Samples have been gathered, but when analyzed it was found to be from known animals and some of the castings of tracks were inconclusive. Native folklore has described the creature as having only one eye, long claws, backward feet, a...
The Paramyladon, an extinct genus of ground sloth, was native to North America. It lived from the Pliocene era to the Pleistocene era, a period of about 4.889 years. Remains of this creature have been found as far south as Guatemala, throughout North America, and even as far north as Alberta, Canada. Paramyladon has been easily mistaken with another ground sloth called Glossotherium, due to major similarities. Barnum Brown created the Paramyladon genus in 1903 with a species of P....
The Nothrotheriops, a genus of ground sloths from the Pleistocene , resided in South and North America. Although related to the Megatherium , a much larger and more well-known ground sloth, Nothrotheriops was recently placed in the family Nothrotheriidae. It migrated from South America about one million years ago. The Nothrotheriops has been found as far north as Alberta, Canada, causing it to be one of the most northerly of its kind. However, they primarily lived in the southwest in states...
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