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High Tibet May Have Been Starting Point For Cold-Adapted Mammals
2014-06-11 10:14:47

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past 2.5 million years, the Earth has gone through changes in climate. Warm and cold cycles, some lasting for millennia, have become known as the Ice Age. During the cold cycles, ice sheets covered large areas of the northern hemisphere and as the ice melted during the warm cycles, the glaciers receded leaving huge valleys behind. These cycles also affected the evolution and distribution of animals, including the ones living...

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Kozlowski, Adam J Gese, Eric M; Arjo, Wendy M ABSTRACT. - Successful coexistence of sympatric canid species often relies on the subdominant species' ability to reduce competition through the differential selection of niche space. Information regarding the process of niche selection and its effect on the structure of canid communities in the Great Basin Desert is unavailable. From Dec. 1999 to Aug. 2001, we quantified the spatial, dietary and temporal resource overlap of kit foxes (Vulpes...

2008-06-29 06:02:24

By Susan Cocking, The Miami Herald Jun. 29--Fisheries scientists have known for years that two species of bonefish reside in the waters of South Florida and the Caribbean -- albula vulpes and albula garcia, or species B. But before they could fill in the blanks of those respective life histories came recent confirmation from geneticists there is a third -- previously unknown and as yet unnamed -- species of one of the region's most economically important gamefish. The new species can...

2008-06-28 15:01:09

MIAMI _ Fisheries scientists have known for years that two species of bonefish reside in the waters of South Florida and the Caribbean _ albula vulpes and albula garcia, or species B. But before they could fill in the blanks of those respective life histories came recent confirmation from geneticists there is a third _ previously unknown and as yet unnamed _ species of one of the region's most economically important gamefish. The new species cannot be identified by physical appearance _...

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2006-05-07 18:32:11

LONDON - As it prowls its habitat among the homes of the rich in London's Belgravia district, one red fox has become a fixture. "I saw him just the other day, in Chester Street, and he is very friendly," said Baron Selsdon, a member of the House of Lords. "He lives very well around the properties owned by the Duke of Westminster." Far to the north, Albert Hillel has watched with delight as generations of cubs have grown up in his garden in suburban Manchester. "If the fox was a man, I think...


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Blanford's Fox, Vulpes cana
2012-06-22 15:49:58

Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana) is native to areas of the Middle East. Its range includes Egypt, Afghanistan, Turkestan, the West Bank, Israel, northeast Iran, and southwest Pakistan. It has many other common names including the royal fox, dog fox, steppe fox, black fox, and king fox. Blanford's fox can reach and average body length of seventeen inches, and weigh as much as 6.5 pounds. The fluffy tail is approximately twelve inches in length and bears a black tip. The fur is tan in color,...

Pale Fox, Vulpes pallida
2012-05-25 11:57:06

The pale fox (Vulpes pallida) is a species of fox that little is known about. It blends in with the sand within its habitat that ranges from Senegal to Sedan, through the African Sahel. It prefers habitats in semi-deserts and stony deserts, but will sometimes wander into the Sahara. There are five recognized subspecies of this fox. The pale fox is long, but small with short legs. It can reach a weight of up to six pounds. It has large ears, which are typical to desert dwelling canids, and...

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2009-02-16 18:51:14

Rüppell's Fox or Rueppell"˜s Fox (Vulpes rueppellii), also known as the Sand Fox, is a species of fox found in North Africa and the Middle East, from Morocco to Afghanistan. It is named after German collector Eduard Rüppell. This fox is 15.75 to 20.5 inches long and weighs approximately 3.75 pounds. It is a small canine, and is much smaller than the Red Fox. It is sandy in color with black patches on the muzzle. It has a long, white tipped and bushy tail. This species has fur on...

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2007-01-22 14:02:25

The Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus), also known as the polar fox, is a small fox native to cold Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is common in all three tundra biomes. Although some authorities have suggested placing it in the genus Vulpes, it has long been considered the sole member of the genus Alopex. The Arctic fox has smaller, more rounded ears, a more rounded braincase. It has a slightly shorter and broader muzzle than the red fox. Its feet are furrier than those of other...

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2007-01-22 13:52:41

The Cape Fox (Vulpes chama), also called cama fox or silver-backed fox is a small fox. It has black or silver gray fur with flanks and underside in light yellow. The tip of its tail is always black. Cape Foxes tend to be 17.72 to 24.02 in (45 to 61 cm) long, not including an 11.81 to 15.75 in (30 to 40 cm) tail. They are 11.02 to 12.99 in (28 to 33 cm) tall at the shoulder, and usually weigh from 7.94 to 11.02 lb (3.6 to 5 kg). Habitat The Cape Fox is found in Southern Africa from...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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