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2015-04-26 23:00:45

trū Shrimp™ Systems, a Brand of Ralco, Signs Agreement for Global Rights to Technology that Will Revolutionize Shrimp Production Balaton, MN (PRWEB) April

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2015-04-26 12:44:16

Compared to other primates, human mothers and babies have a particularly hard time during delivery, and although women have not gotten bigger pelvises, the shape of the pelvis and the baby's head size come together to make it a little easier.

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2015-04-26 11:49:03

Sexing a steg from a fossil, with all its fleshy bits long gone, seems like a tough task. However, undergrad Evan Saitta has found the first convincing evidence for sexual differences in any dinosaur species.

2015-04-24 23:01:50

With years of experience providing consumer financing solutions for veterinarians, UGA is now proud to be partnered with a veterinary college where veterinary professionals oversee the care of

2015-04-24 23:01:34

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications now offers a complete line of solutions to address the growing threat of bird flu to poultry

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2015-04-24 14:42:23

Biologists have long wondered why some animals ignore other species and others aggressively combat interlopers from another species.

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2015-04-24 09:00:34

In Part I, we talked about how tetrapods, a group of animals including whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles, returned to the sea having once survived on land. Other creatures such as snakes and elephants may also have changed their habitat multiple times.

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2015-04-24 08:40:30

Hold onto your butts: An international team of researchers has finally sequenced the complete genome of the woolly mammoth.

2015-04-23 23:05:42

On May 27, 2015, Alley Cat Rescue (ACR) will be hosting their sixth annual Feral Cat Spay Day to encourage the

2015-04-23 16:30:13

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, VetFolio.com debuted Course 5 in its groundbreaking Veterinary Forensic Science and Medicine series.


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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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.