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2014-08-20 23:05:29

The new issue of the Journal of Mammalogy features an article examining the Myotis genus, a large and diverse group of bats. The study enabled the authors to conclude that fur color was a key feature for distinguishing among Chrysopteron bats, a Myotis subgenus. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Journal of Mammalogy – The Myotis genus consists of a large, diverse group of bats, making it difficult for scientists to clearly define the 7 Myotis subgenera. Without clear distinctions, tracking the...

2014-07-01 23:05:18

The Journal of Mammalogy reports on a new species of sengi, or elephant-shrew, that has been found in Namibia. Small and swift, these unusual mammals are the unlikely distant relatives of elephants and aardvarks. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A new species of sengi, or elephant-shrew, has been found in Namibia. Small and swift, these unusual mammals are the unlikely distant relatives of elephants and aardvarks. The new species joins a small family but is visibly different from...

2014-04-14 23:02:48

The Journal of Mammalogy reports on a new genus and species of Sigmodontinae, one of the most diverse groups of mammals on the planet, which was recently discovered inhabiting Minas Gerais, Brazil. This rodent has been linked to the tribe Phyllotini, and its discovery suggests an expanded diversification of the tribe and an ancient event of diversification in eastern Brazil. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A new genus and species of Sigmodontinae, one of the most diverse groups of...

2013-12-23 23:20:37

An article in the current issue of the Journal of Mammalogy reports on the discovery of a new species of tapir in the Amazon rain forest. The tapir has been considered endangered and vulnerable for much time. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 A new species of tapir, an animal considered worldwide to be endangered or vulnerable, has recently been discovered by scientists in the Amazon rain forest in parts of Brazil and Colombia. It is the first tapir discovery since 1865 and the...

2013-10-17 23:26:39

An article featured in the Journal of Mammalogy reports on a new species of the marsupial, Caenolestes sangay, which was discovered in the Sangay National Park. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Journal of Mammalogy – Until recently, only 4 species of shrew-opossum were known to inhabit the northern Andes in South America. But on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Sangay National Park, a new species of the marsupial, Caenolestes sangay, was discovered. The authors of the article...

2013-08-19 23:17:58

An article in the current issue of the Journal of Mammalogy provides insights into the reasons female prairie dogs copulate with several males, also known as polyandry. While the results of this study showed that this practice increases birth rates, it also can decrease the mother's chances of survival. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Female organisms commonly copulate with multiple male partners, and prairie dogs are no exceptions. The question is, why do females undergo...

2013-06-25 23:17:58

The Journal of Mammalogy presents a study of the Aplodontiidae family, which contains one extant genus and only one species—the mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa. Through phylogenetic analysis of this Pacific Northwest mammal, researchers have found that two subspecies are actually one and the same. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Journal of Mammalogy – Tracing a family’s lineage can reunite members long separated by distance and time. The same can occur in taxonomic...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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