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First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

By Discovery News | December 3, 2015 The pygmy slow loris, which lives in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and Laos, has been documented using hibernation to conserve energy. Previously, the only known primates to hibernate were lemurs living on the island nation of Madagascar. The findings come from a paper just published in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria. The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is small, at about 7 to 9 inches long and …

Discovery of Giant Wasp Opens Window to Ancient Forests

From www.newhistorian.com | November 30, 2015 No one was more surprised by Bruce Archibald’s discovery than Dr. Bruce Archibald when he discovered a flawlessly preserved 53-million-year-old species of giant horntail wood wasp. He found the wasp embedded in a rock he’d broken open while out searching for insects in the McAbee Fossil Beds, located in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Almost as frightening as the new species’ gigantic size, almost three inches (seven …

How The Turtle Got Its Shell : The Two-Way : NPR

… primitive turtle, which the scientists named Pappochelys, as being about 8 inches long (20 cm), with slender legs, a long tail and neck, and then “a strange, boxy trunk region.” “It has the real beginnings of the belly shell developing,” says Sues, “little rib-like structures beginning to fuse together into larger plates.” What’s more, the fossil has two openings in the skull behind the eye sockets. That’s important because it suggests that turtles …

Northern Bald Ibis, Rare Syrian Bird, Faces Extinction After Palmyra Falls To ISIS

… critical because without this bird, other captive birds cannot be released, raising threats of the species’ extinction in Syria. The northern bald ibis is large, glossy and black, measuring about 30 inches in length, with a wingspan of about 53 inches. According to satellite tagging of 13 Syrian birds in 2006, three adults in the group and a fourth untagged one wintered together from February to July in the highlands of Ethiopia. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: …

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