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New Invasive Plant Parasitic Nematode In Europe
2013-12-30 08:56:12

Pensoft Publishers Following its recent synonymization with Meloidogyne ulmi, a species known to parasitize elm trees in Europe, it has become clear that M. mali has been in the Netherlands for more than fifty years. Evidences given by the authors suggest that M. mali was probably introduced during the breeding program on Elms against the Dutch Elm Disease (DED) during which large numbers of Elm rootstocks and seeds were imported from several different countries. The study was published...

Norway Identifies 1,165 New Species Since 2009
2013-12-19 12:18:03

Norwegian University of Science and Technology More than a thousand new species –nearly one-quarter of which are new to science – have been discovered in Norway since a unique effort to find and name all of the country's species began in 2009. The Norwegian Taxonomy Initiative is one of just two government efforts worldwide where scientists are being funded to find and catalogue the country's true species diversity. The Norwegian initiative is focused on describing poorly known...

2013-12-18 11:57:23

The sweet-gum family Altingiaceae is a small group of wind-pollinated trees that produce hard, woody fruits that contain numerous seeds. This widespread tree family has been puzzling botanists for a while, due to its complicated taxonomic structure, and the morphological similarities between the different genera which makes their separation and description a challenge. Best known for their biogeographic intercontinental disjunction between E Asia and E North America, recent molecular analysis...

2013-12-17 23:26:57

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2013-12-11 23:29:20

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2013-12-06 23:26:08

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Fossils Clarify Origins Of Wasps And Their Kin
2013-12-04 19:00:47

Pensoft Publishers Wasps, bees, ants and relatives comprise the megadiverse insect order Hymenoptera, the third most speciose animal group on Earth, far surpassing the number of known vertebrate species. All the four most diverse orders of animals (beetles, butterflies, wasps, and true flies) belong to the group of insects with complete metamorphosis, i.e. having a dormant pupa, jointly known as Holometabola. Other holometabolans are lacewings, alderflies, dobsonflies, snakeflies,...

Scientists Kill World’s Oldest Creature While Verifying Its Age
2013-11-15 10:16:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The good news is that scientists confirmed that a clam known as “Ming” was not only the world’s oldest creature, but was actually 102 years older than they previously believed. The bad news is that they killed it during the initial age verification back in 2006. According to Jon David Kahn of Breitbart.com, Ming was discovered in the seabeds of Iceland by climate change researchers from Bangor University in 2006. In order to...

Scorpion Choose Most Effective Weapons
2013-11-14 13:45:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Equipped with sharp pincers and a stinging, venomous tail – scorpions are not a creature to be trifled with. While the size and strength of these weapons vary from one species to another species, the dangerous arachnids tend to use their most effective means of attack or defense when provoked, according to a new study in the journal PLOS One. The use of either the pincers or the stinger can depend on a scorpion’s physical makeup,...


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Crab Spiders, Thomisidae
2014-06-19 08:13:57

Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander, Ambystoma cingulatum
2014-05-26 09:02:44

The frosted flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) is a species of mole salamander that can be found in southeastern coastal areas of the United States. Its range includes northern areas of Florida and southern areas of Georgia and South Carolina. It prefers to reside in pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 3.5 and 5.3 inches and has a small head and body with short legs and a long, smooth tail. It is typically brown to...

Northwestern Salamander, Ambystoma gracile
2014-05-26 07:53:38

The northwestern salamander (Ambystoma gracile) is a species of mole salamander that can be found along the Pacific Coast of North America. Its range extends from May Island in southeastern Alaska to the Gulala River in Sonoma County, California. It resides in a number of habitats from sea level to the timberline, including grasslands and woodlands, but cannot be found east of the Great Divide. It holds two subspecies known as A. g. decorticatum and A. g. gracile, which are separated by a...

Conservancy Fairy Shrimp, Branchinecta conservatio
2014-05-05 12:32:48

Scientific name: Branchinecta conservatio Common Names: Conservancy Fairy Shrimp Status: Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List on August 1, 1996 Geography: Native to the United States (Southern California) Conservation Information: The historical distribution of this species is unknown. However, places where the species is now known to occur (vernal pools in southern California) once held more continuous and larger populations than there are today. The species is known from...

Pika
2014-04-30 09:56:14

The term pika is used to refer to small mammals in the Ochotonidae family, which holds one genus known as Ochotona. This genus holds thirty species, sometimes referred to as whistling hares, which can be found in cold areas of North America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Most of the species within this genus reside in rocky areas, although some can be found in steppe environments. Pikas reach an average body length between 5.9 and 9.1 inches, with a weight of up to twelve ounces. They prefer...

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