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Friday, January 29, 2010

 

Ghost slug - Selenochlamys ysbryda

 

The ghost slug the carnivorous nocturnal slug was first discovered in Wales in 2006. The leading researchers and scientist believe that ghost slug may be an introduced species and their relatives are found to be in Eastern Europe.

The first species of the ghost slug was spotted on 2006 and was taken a photograph. Wales a gardener in Cardiff in 2007 invented another slug and brought the discovery to the local university researchers. Once the scientist and researchers worked on the specimen they realized that they have found a new species.

Ghost slug belongs to the kingdom Animalia, phylum Mollusca and class Gastropoda. The family of the slug is Trigonochlamydidae and their super family is Parmacelloidea and belongs to the genus Seleochlamys.

Ghost slugs are white in color giving the appearance of the banana slug dipped in the bleach at the first appearance. The original name Selenochlamys ysbryda is derived from welsh word ysbryd meaning ghost. Ghost slugs are eyeless instead they have a pair of sharp teeth which they use to catch their prey like worms.

The lack of eyes and the nocturnal habit make the researchers believe that the ghost slugs may be evolved in a cave environment. The discovery of the ghost slug highlights the role of the general public in the field of science. If the gardener had not brought the slug to the university the scientist would not have made the discovery. And the slug would have become extinct before they get the attention of the scientific authorities.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

 

Philippine Tarsier

 

The Philippine Tarsier acknowledged secure by as the Maumag in Cebuano is an endanger tarsier course group established to the Philippines. It is create in the southeastern part of the archipelago, predominantly in the island of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao. Its given last name is ensuing from its elongated "tarsus" or ankle bone Geographic Range.

Tarsius syrichta is bringing into being in the rainforests of the Philippines. This variety is most normally found on Samar, Leyte, Bohol, and Mindanao.

Habitat:
Philippine tarsiers are originated in areas of tall grasses, bushes, bamboo shoots, and small trees in tropical rainforests. They get pleasure from the canopy of the jungle, leaping from limb to limb. Tarsiers more often than not do not move using four limbs; rather, they have urbanized excellent leaping skills.

Lifespan/Longevity:
One T. syrichta is report to have live 13.5 years in custody. It is probable that wild animals do not live as extended as their imprisoned counterpart.

Feeding ecology:
Tarsier is carnivorous. First and foremost insectivorous, its diet consists of live bug and it has also been experiential to feed on spiders, small crustaceans, and small vertebrates such as little lizards and birds.

Behavior:
This variety is basically social, but outward facade only male feminine pairs. They irregularly come together in small group of universally no more than four animals. They demonstrate minute fear of other animals, chiefly humans, apart from quick heaviness group is made. When in danger, T. syrichta lets out a high pitched squeak.

Tarsiers are arboreal and nocturnal. They spend the day pasting in impenetrable plants and latent in trees. At nighttime they come out to move about and pursue for prey.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

 

Cows hurt in Kodinar

 

In a gross event, five cows are poorly hurt by nameless assailant who attack the animals by means of sharp-edged weaponry on their back legs for no evident reason in Kodinar. The animals were establishing hurt and in a blood loss state under a viaduct stuck between Barada and Kanjotar villages near Kodinar on Tuesday.

According to neighboring nature club member, after aggressive the cows, the assailant had supposedly unnerved them off the suspension bridge.

Dinesh Goswami of Prakruti Nature Club said, Hearing the cries of the injured bovines, passers-by called up our organization. When we reached the site, we saw the animals writhing in pain. As two of the injured cows were in serious condition, we rushed them in a tractor to a nearby place, where we provided them with emergency treatment.

The cows are beneath medical handling. Veterinary doctors who treat the cows said, the two animals in serious condition might have to be amputed.

In the meantime, animal lovers and local in great numbers reach the Kodinar mamlatdar's office on Wednesday twilight and submit a communication. People have asked strict exploit alongside the miscreant who were accountable for this cruel action.


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Monday, January 4, 2010

 

Dodo Bird:

 

The Dodo is a lesson in extermination. First sight approximately 1600 on Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean; the Dodo was wiped out less than eighty years later. The Dodo bird may have survived for 30 years longer than was previous contemplation.

The last established detection was in 1662, but it is now supposed with the intent of the last Dodo die in 1690. The forename Dodo comes from the Portuguese statement for simpleton.

Gray in color, the dodo bird may have been a next of kin of the pigeon family. It had a large, captivated beak and white fine hair emotionally mixed up to its tail. This wingless bird had no enemy on the island and was safe source of revenue on the position.

In 1581, when dogs and pigs were bringing onto the island, possessions misrepresented. Man introduces other new species and in progress hunting the dodo bird. Ultimately, the dodo becomes wiped out.

The Dodo's broad wings and important, awkward body tell us that the bird was flightless. In addition, its breastbone is too miniature to bear the huge pectoral power a bird this size would need to fly.

There are no dodos these days for scientist to examine, and painting and drawing of this wingless bird are all very unusual in size. Known officially as Raphus Cucullatus, some scientists deem the dodo was particularly obese while others think it was much thinner and a successively bird, like an Ostrich. With no inclusive skeleton, scientists can only supposition.

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