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giant lemurs
2015-02-18 10:16:21

An undersea graveyard containing hundreds of bones of extinct giant lemurs, some as large as gorillas, has been discovered by a team of divers and paleontologists in Madagascar.

Nearly 50 Years Of Endangered Primate Data Now Available Online
2014-07-28 03:10:01

A 48-year archive of life history data for the world’s largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online.

Cave Sleeping A Regular Occurrence For Madagascar Lemurs: Study
2013-12-05 09:28:20

A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered that some ring-tailed lemurs regularly return to the same limestone chambers to sleep. The findings are the first proof of the consistent, daily use of some caves and crevices for sleeping among the world's primates.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.