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Lyrarapax unguispinus
2014-07-17 09:18:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Approximately 520 million years ago, during the Lower Cambrian, the world's oldest known predator lived beneath the ocean's surface. An international team of scientists has identified what they call "an exquisitely preserved" brain in the fossil of a group of animals known as anomalocaridids, or "abnormal shrimp." The researchers were surprised to find that the brain of this predator was less complex than those found in fossils of some...

2014-07-16 08:28:46

New Model will Allow Everyone Across the Country a New Leash on Life(TM) CHICAGO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- K9 Fit Club® - the leader in canine and human fitness - is pleased to introduce the nation's first-ever online certification program for human/canine fitness certification. The new model offers a flexible and convenient opportunity to become a Certified K9 Fit Club Trainer, and once certified, you are provided with tools, information, a pop up K9 Fit Kit(TM), and support...

Scientists Develop New Test To Fight Deadly Snake Fungal Disease
2014-07-16 03:43:18

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers have developed a faster and more accurate way to test for infection with Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, a fungus that is killing snakes in the Midwest and eastern United States. The test also allows scientists to monitor the progression of the infection in living snakes. The researchers reported on the test at the 2014 Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting. "We need people to know that they don't have to anesthetize an...

2014-07-15 23:07:45

Pro-inflammatory foods include fried foods, sodas, refined carbohydrates, and red meat. Green vegetables, berries, whole grains, and fatty fish are thought to combat the inflammatory process. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation comes from the grocery store, not from the pharmacy, according to the July 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. "Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have...

2014-07-15 23:07:29

EarthTec QZ announced today that it is officially registered for use in the state of California along with 24 other states to control zebra and quagga mussels in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. Bentonville, AR (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 EarthTec QZ gains California EPA approval to provide industry’s most economical answer to zebra and quagga mussel proliferation. EarthTec QZ announced today that it is officially registered for use in the state of California along with...

2014-07-15 23:04:21

TUGGO DOG TOYS, LLC, a new leading pet toy manufacturing company operating out of Hendersonville, TN and currently participating in the Las Vegas SuperZoo and ASD trade shows for new pet product, is now looking to recruit retailers and distributors for its premier Tuggo branded toy products. Hendersonville, TN (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 TUGGO DOG TOYS, LLC, a new leading pet toy manufacturing company operating out of Hendersonville, TN and currently participating in the Las Vegas SuperZoo and...

2014-07-15 23:00:57

The Big Cats and Public Safety Act would prohibit hundreds of state licensed and federally inspected zoological parks, nature centers and private facilities from owning or breeding lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cheetah, puma or snow leopard—some of the most threatened feline species on earth. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) warns that SB 1381, The Big Cats and Public Safety Act, introduced July 29, 2013 by Senator Richard Blumenthal of...

2014-07-15 23:00:41

Best Friends (http://www.bestfriends.org) shares tips about keeping pets safe and comfortable this summer season. When it's hard for humans to beat the heat this time of year, pet owners should imagine how their furry friends feel in the sweltering summer when they’re dependent on people for protection from the high temperatures and the sun’s sizzling rays. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 It’s hard to beat the heat this time of year even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks...

Running For Life: How Speed Restricts Evolutionary Change Of The Vertebral Column
2014-07-15 03:30:37

Naturalis Biodiversity Center One of the riddles of mammal evolution explained: the strong conservation of the number of trunk vertebrae. Researchers of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the University of Utah show that this conservation is probably due to the essential role of speed and agility in survival of fast running mammals. They measured variation in vertebrae of 774 individual mammal skeletons of both fast and slow running species. The researchers found that a combination of...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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