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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.

2015-03-23 23:01:13

It's time for Bark MADNESS! Pet Naturals® of Vermont and VetriScience® Laboratories are joining forces for the 2nd annual Bark Madness Breed Challenge, where they will giveaway $17,000

2015-03-22 23:00:03

At the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting on March 23, 2015 in San Diego CA’s Convention Center, results of the Charles River Laboratories work for SIWA showing use in naturally aged CD-1

2015-03-21 23:00:25

The full-service veterinarian clinic, Pet Doctor, LLC (petdoctorx.com), now in its second year of service to the Tucson community, recognizes their first successful year in partnership with Smiling

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2015-03-21 12:07:18

By cupping their hands to their mouths, orangutans have discovered that they can sound bigger and badder to fake out their mortal enemies.

2015-03-20 23:04:08

April 11th, 2015 Seminar Will Help Attendees Better Understand: Types of Aggression, Causes and Treatment Options. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

2015-03-20 23:00:43

What if even a fraction of the 181 million folks who tune in to March Madness decided to put a little of their energy into adopting a basketball buddy during the tournament? Best Friends Animal

burmese pythons
2015-03-20 16:59:33

Thanks to the exotic pet trade, Burmese pythons have invaded Florida’s Everglades and it turns out – they have developed a taste for area rabbits. According to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the python has become the main predator of marsh rabbits.

2015-03-20 12:23:00

Special event at Mar-a-Lago Club celebrated five courageous military dog teams; Groundbreaking new study for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress announced PALM BEACH, Fla., March 20,


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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  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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