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Cuckoo finch is a master of mimicry -
Some birds use other species' nests to lay eggs that resemble those of the other species, escaping the burdens of parenthood. Now researchers have found a type of finch in Africa that also mimics how another bird looks as an adult. Claire Spottiswoode.

Kiwa tyleri: Marine Biologists Discover New Species of Yeti Crab -
Marine biologists from British Antarctic Survey and the University of Southampton, UK, have described the first species of yeti crab known from the Southern Ocean, Antarctica. Kiwa tyleri assemblage. Image credit: Thatje S et al. The new species ...
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Wealth of biodiversity in Africa possibly fed by 'natural Great Wall' - South China Morning Post (subscription)

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It plans to conduct more studies to see the effect on other flora in the area, in a bid to pin down why the region is so rich in biodiversity. The findings could help with environmental preservation efforts, the team said. There is "definitely a race ...

Scorpions of Southern Africa

Maidenhead - United Kingdom

Information about scorpions in Africa south of the Zambezi River.

New Insect Order Found in Southern Africa
United States

Description and image of an insect discovered in Namibia that resembles a cross between a stick insect, a mantid, and a grasshopper.

South Africa

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European Southern Observatory: Hunting Mirages in the Southern Sky

Discusses the pursuit of cosmic mirages.


The characteristics of these creatures, their life cycle, feeding and habitat, with illustrations.

United States

Description and biology of scorpions from Desert USA.

South Africa

Photographs and general information including classification, habits and behavior and reproduction.

European Scorpions
United Kingdom

Information and images of scorpions found in the UK and the continent.

Pseudoscorpionidae: False Scorpions

An introduction with illustrations of Synsphyronus niger and Synsphyronus absitus.

Larval Orientation in Scorpions
United States

Warren Savary's technical article about the way scorpion moms carry their babies.

United States

Scorpions are among the most feared animals. Luis F. de Armas explains some of the misconceptions about them and provides some interesting records and data.