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First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

… and ambient temperature drops each help induce the hibernation periods. “In Vietnam, where we studied the animals, there are pronounced seasons,” said the study’s lead author Thomas Ruf in a statement. “Ambient temperature can drop to 5 centigrade. This is exactly when the probability of animals entering a hibernation episode was highest.” To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : …

New Species of Ancient Shorebird Identified from New Zealand Fossils 

… birds that comprises the South American seedsnipes (Thinocoridae) and the Australian Plains-wanderer (Pedionomidae). “We were excited to discover that the fossil shorebird was not a typical wader, but more like an ancestral Plains-wanderer, with some seedsnipe-like features,” said Dr Venesa De Pietri of Canterbury Museum, lead author of the paper. The Plains-wanderer and seedsnipes are unusual shorebirds as they have adapted well to living on the land. “We’re happy to have found a fossil …

Extinct Hippolike Creature Suctioned Up Its Food

… a vegetarian, said study co-author Louis Jacobs, a vertebrate paleontologist at Southern Methodist University in Texas. Living Fossils: Animals From Another Time: Photos “They were marine mammals, but they were not completely marine, like whales,” Jacobs said in a video about his research. It’s likely they lived both on land and in water, like seals, and could move around on land like a “big, lumbering, clumsy sort of giant sloth,” he said. [The 12 Weirdest Animal …

What the animal world would look like if humans never existed

… during the last Ice Age was mostly due to the spread of humans rather than climate change. “Last year we published another study, which along other studies, clearly suggested that humans were a massive driver in the large extinction which occurred near the end of the last ice age,” lead study author and postdoctoral fellow in bioscience Soren Faurby told Foxnews.com. “During this work we started talking about just how big the effects of humans was and how the world would have been …

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