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Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good.
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Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometers away with no prior experience to guide them.
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Giant South American River Turtles are capable of producing a variety of vocalizations in different behavioral situations, including while they are caring for their young, a team of US and Brazilian scientists report in a recent edition of the journal Herpetologica.
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Serendipity leads University of Kansas scientists to the discovery and description of Rhipidocyrtus muiri - a 107 year old, lost in collections specimen, which turned out to represent a new genus and species.
Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...
Meconopsis manasluensis is a red-flowered Himalayan poppy from the Papaveraceae family. It belongs to a subgenus called Discogyne, which makes up a natural grouping of 6 or 7 species characterized by a stylar disc surrounding the ovary. M. manasluensis is easily distinguished inside the subgenus Discogyne through its multiple flowering stems, which makes it differ greatly from the other species. All of the others inside the subgenus have a single prominent fleshy stem. The closely related...
Eomecon is a genus of flowering plant. This genus belongs to the Papaveraceae family. Eomecon is a monotypic taxon meaning the genus only contains one subordinate taxon. The sole species making up the genus is Eomecon chionantha, commonly known as the Snow-poppy or the Dawn poppy. The species is endemic to China. Eomecon is a perennial plant meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. The plant will typically have leaves reaching up to 30 centimeters long. Its leaves are heart or kidney...
The vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) is a species of crustacean that can be found in freshwater vernal pools in the states of Oregon and California in the United States. In Oregon, it has been found in the Agate Desert and on the Upper and Lower Table Rocks, while in California this species can be found in thirty-two locations. It resides in vernal, or temporary, pools that hold a temperature between 43 °F and 68 °F. The vernal pool fairy shrimp varies in size between 0.43...
The Tanna Ground Dove (Gallicolumba ferruginea), known also as Forster’s Dove of Tanna, is an extinct dove species. The taxonomic affiliation is not certain but at its first scientific discussion by Johann Georg Wagler in 1829, it was classified into the genus Gallicolumba; its closest relative is most likely the Santa Cruz Ground Dove. It was native to the Pacific Island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Forster records a native name mahk, nearly certainly from the Kwamera language. The taxonomic...
- Large; stout; burly.
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