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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 …

Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows

… permanently change the dynamics. You can’t go back.” The study, which was released Monday and is to be published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at extinctions in North and South America since humans arrived about 15,000 years ago. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows – SFGate …

Unusual new Mesozoic turtle found in Utah

By Andrew McDonald | October 22, 2015 Today, freshwater bodies are populated by many different species of turtles. The same was true in the Mesozoic Era, when turtles lived alongside less familiar creatures, such as dinosaurs and pterosaurs. A new species of turtle has been named by paleontologist Joshua R. Lively of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The new species, Arvinachelys goldeni, has been described in a paperpublished online October 21 in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. …

New Species of Ancient Shorebird Identified from New Zealand Fossils 

From Sci-News.com | October 19, 2015 An endemic and previously unknown species of shorebird has been identified from fossils found in Central Otago, New Zealand. The new species, Hakawai melvillei, lived approximately 17.5 million years ago (early Miocene), a time when New Zealand was covered in subtropical forests and crocodiles roamed parts of the South Island. According to a paper published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Hakawai melvillei was a representative of a large group of …