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Bird poo spider fires up Hilton

By Chelsea Pieterse, The Witness | October 12, 2015 Pietermaritzburg – A new species of spider, cleverly ­disguised as a bird dropping, has been discovered by Hilton College Environmental Education and Conservation head John Roff. The spider, known as Hilton ­Pasilobus, was first discovered by Roff in 2006 when he noticed the species’s unusual looking egg case. “The spider has a very distinctive egg case. When I saw it, I knew I had found something unusual,” said Roff. “I went …

California Proposes Largest Wildlife Overpass Over Los Angeles 101 Freeway For Animals

… in their natural habitat. Probably the latest example of this is when President Barack Obama pursued wilderness protection for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Unfortunately, we are one of the major causes for the extinction of animal species, too. Though it is common to link such to topics like cultural views and sport hunting, sometimes contributing to a species’ extinction may be by accident. This is the case for people killing animals with their vehicles that are crossing roads …

Fossil Confirms Tropical Climate in North America

… at mid-latitudes, in this case, the Bridger rock formation in Wyoming. Conrad named it Babibasiliscus alxi and suggested it may have been the first representative of the Jesus lizard family. He said in a press release the lizard was probably active during the day and lived mostly in trees. A bone ridge on the top of its head provided shade from the sun and at the same time probably made it look constantly angry. It had small teeth that ended in three points, suggesting its usual diet included …

Sefapanosaurus: New dinosaur species discovered | Technology | Tech News and Latest New Technology | | Herald Sun

By Matthew Dunn | June 29, 2015 PALAEONTOLOGISTS no longer need to spend endless hours meticulously digging through dirt to uncover new dinosaurs, they just have look inside storage cupboards. Well, at least this was the case with the newly discovered species of dinosaur known as the Sefapanosaurus. After being collected in the late 1930s, the remains of the dinosaur had been kept among the South Africa’s largest fossil collection located at Wits University in Johannesburg. It was long …