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For Rodent Week, the Gift of Jerboas - Scientific American (blog)

Scientific American (blog)
If the proximal end of the metatarsus were broken off (and this bit is the giveaway, as it of course shows the presence of tarsals charactestically mammalian in form and number), I suspect that even some experienced zoologists would be fooled into ...

Humans May Be Influencing Bird Evolution in Their Backyards - Scientific American

Scientific American
Evolution is one of nature's greatest shows. From humble beginnings, it gave rise to fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals; it took the ancestors of apes and sculpted them into humans. These grand spectacles play out across millions of years, ...

The Fall and Rise of Protoichthyosaurus - Scientific American (blog)

Scientific American (blog)
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Delicate New Cocktails With House-Made Gins and Bitters Highlights of Botany's Autumn Menu - The Beijinger (blog)

The Beijinger (blog)
Yes, we are back at Botany for a tasting of the new cocktail menu, you can't blame them for shaking up the seasonal menu again with seven delicate cocktails (and funny names). Opened merely a year ago, Botany has become one of our favorite cocktail ...

A New Collection of Nature Illustrations Is a Window Into 19th Century Science - Motherboard

It's no small feat to become "both one of the best-loved and one of the most hated men" of an age. But Ernst Haeckel, a German naturalist and scientific illustrator who lived from 1834 to 1919, earned this mantle from his contemporaries, according to ...

A city of firsts - including the Philly zoo -
Many of the key organizers of the Philadelphia Zoological Society — the group that founded the zoo — were influential figures in the city's intellectual and scientific organizations. William Parker Foulke, who belonged to the Academy of Natural ...

'Save the dung beetle!' Global science chief says biodiversity vital - Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on ...

Scientific Names
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Searchable database providing scientific names for many plants and animals.

Birds of the World
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List of current valid scientific avian names subdivided by order and family, based on the Sibley and Monroe and AOU ...

Desert Bats
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Includes color photos, scientific names, common names, description, behavior, range, habitats, and life cycle.

Sorting Phaseolus Names

scientific and common names of many bean species in several world languages.

Names of North American Amphibians and Reptiles
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Translations of scientific names, list of description citations and data of persons honored in the nomenclature.

LepIndex - Global Lepidoptera Names Index
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An online, updated version of The Natural History Museum's card index archive to the scientific names of the living and ...

Kid Territory: Why Do Animals Have Scientific Names?
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Learn all about the meanings, origins, and purpose of scientific animal names with a kid territory article from the San ...

Multilingual Bird Search

Translates world bird names between several languages, including scientific names. Includes photo gallery.

Bow Wow Meow

Offers a pet names database that gives you the meaning and popularity of the name.

Australian Insects Common Names

List of standard common and scientific names with distribution maps, images, and notes. Popular Dog Names

Features a list of the most popular pet names for both male and female dogs, based on the site's statistics ...

Pet Names Directory
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Lists male, female, non-gender specific, and reader-submitted names.

Dog Names
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Searchable database and list of over 6,000 popular names with meanings including categories such as female, male, and German dog ...

A Zillion Names to Name Your Dog
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Single, registered, matching, double, and triple dog names. Submit your own ideas.

M.M.P.N.D. - Sorting Mangifera names

Lists the better known species, together with alternative botanic names, and common names in a number of different languages. Pick-a-Name
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Australian Insects Common Names

Online taxonomy database, based on the CSIRO Handbook of Australian Insect names, featuring common and scientific nomenclature, distribution maps, and ...

DesertUSA: Cicadas
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Description, life cycle, and behavior of cicadas found throughout the Mojave, Great Basin, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran deserts.

Dog Pet Names and Meanings
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Got a dog or puppy still waiting to be named? Find male and female dog names and their meanings.

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Description and biology of scorpions from Desert USA.

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