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Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month: July 2016
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:30:22 +0000
Welcome to the 44th underwhelming fossil fish of the month! I did some calculations and that’s 3.6666666666667 years of underwhelming fossil fish. Lesser websites would call that a cause for celebration but for UFFotM, we don’t let such astonishing milestones get in the way of a dry and boring examination of a fossil fish from […]Read more...
Specimen of the Week 249: the Galago
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:04:15 +0000
Hello all! George Phillips here, presenting my first specimen of the week: the galago. The specimen you see before you is Demidoff’s dwarf galago (Galago demidoff), an omnivorous, nocturnal bushbaby native to the rainforests and wooded savanna of Central and West Africa. With a hearty abdominal incision for better internal distribution of preservative fluid, this […]Read more...
What’s the difference between snakes and legless lizards? Specimen of the Week 248
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:30:11 +0000
Slow worms – They don’t have a leg to stand on Not all legless reptiles are snakes, like this slow worm which is just one of the many kinds of legless lizards. The complete or near loss of limbs has evolved in lizards a great number of times. Some entire lizard families are legless. Some […]Read more...
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