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2015-03-28 15:57:48

Oh Canada, you've been holding out on us! The Yawunik kootenayi had prominent frontal claws that could have been used for grasping. (And would have been really good with some butter sauce.)

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2015-03-28 10:58:50

Pandas are the cutest. If you say they aren't, you're lying. But what goes on when pandas aren't being watched? Is it utter pandamonium?

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2015-03-28 10:36:29

It's crazy what some birds will do to impress the ladies. But a new study shows that the gap in color differences between males and females is shrinking as both fight to survive.

2015-03-26 23:15:01

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications offers the latest innovations in bird control technology—a bird deterrent laser called

chicken kauai
2015-03-26 16:57:13

It may sound like the makings of a joke, but answering the question of how chickens crossed the sea may soon provide more than just a punch line.

2015-03-26 08:33:16

PINEHURST, N.C., Mar. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health is the creator of the Assisi Loop(TM), a non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID).

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2015-03-25 10:53:10

This ugly fish uses water to form a tongue-like apparatus to help it eat on land.

2015-03-24 23:10:19

The Uber App of Doggie Socialization Offering Playdates on Demand Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

LOLcats 19th century
2015-03-24 13:57:35

You might think that LOLCats, those funny and often grammatically incorrect images of felines doing and saying funny things, is a recent phenomenon, but a 19th century Japanese woodcut currently on display in New York reveals otherwise.

mammoth DNA elephants
2015-03-24 08:26:56

DNA from mammoths found in Arctic permafrost has been inserted into the genes of modern-day elephants, bringing the extinct mammal one step closer to roaming the Earth once again.


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

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dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.