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New species of cannibal scorpions – Bangalore Mirror

By Deepthi Sanjiv, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | December 9, 2015 Three researchers from Maharashtra working in Bengaluru have described a new species of scorpion from the Western Ghats During a field study for the Indian tarantula project supported by the Rufford Foundation and Department of Science and Technology, three scientists Zeeshan A Mirza and Rajesh V Sanap from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru and Amod M Zambre from the Centre …

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 : …

Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows

… them,according to a joint report by UC Berkeley, Stanford University, California State University Sacramento and the University of Chile. “Ecological studies have shown that if you pull out a top predator or a key herbivore today, you get dramatic change in the ecosystem,” said Anthony Barnosky, a UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology and the study leader. “Our study makes it clear that in the past, such changes have lasted for thousands of years. These extinctions really do …

Predator Defenses Backfired: Poisonous Frogs Face Higher Risk Of Extinction, Researchers Say 

… as the iconic poison-dart frogs at a higher risk of extinction. For their study, a team of researchers examined how the rate of amphibian extinction and speciation (the formation of new species) varied based on the use of different defensive measures. While those animals that produced poisonous chemicals as a predatory defense had a high rate of speciation, populations also exhibited a greater rate of extinction, researchers concluded. Ultimately, this leads to a net reduction in species …

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