Day of the centipede
- A Phylogenetic Perspective on Habitat Shifts and Diversity in the North American EnallagmaDamselflies. Brown, Jonathan M.; McPeek, Mark A.; May, Michael L. // Systematic Biology;Dec2000, Vol. 49 Issue 4
Community ecologists are increasingly aware that the regional history of taxon diversification can have an important influence on community structure. Likewise, systematists recognize that ecological context can have an important influence on the processes of speciation and extinction that...
- Cousins in Crisis. Turner, Pamela S. // Odyssey;Oct2001, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p14
Focuses on the extinction of the four species of great apes in the United States. Destruction of rainforests; Details on the bushmeat trade; Response of the government to the problem.
- Validity and composition of the Silurian trilobite genera Borealarges and Dicranogmus, with new species from the Canadian Arctic. Adrain, Jonathan M. // Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences;May2003, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p749
Focuses on a study which established the distinction between the lichid trilobite genera Borealarges and Dicranogmus. Background on trilobites; Opinion on the synonymy of both genera; Systematic paleontology;
- Phenomena, comment and notes. Trefil, James // Smithsonian;Jun89, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p34
Profiles paleontologist Peter Sheldon who studied trilobites. Education; Career background; Details of Sheldon's research on trilobites for his doctorate thesis; Sheldon's theory of the evolution of trilobites; Level of admiration with which colleagues regard Sheldon; Contributions of Sheldon's...
- Paleontology and existential angst. Gee, Henry // Nature;8/19/1993, Vol. 364 Issue 6439, p674
Analyzes the classification of a Cambrian arthropod fossil named after the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard by Graham Budd. Kieerkegaard's revolt against objective reality; Phylogeny; Uniramous and biramous characteristics.
- A Cambrian gilled lobopod from Greenland. Budd, Graham // Nature;8/19/1993, Vol. 364 Issue 6439, p709
Describes the lobopod-like animal Kerygmachela kierkegaardi from fossil records obtained from the lower Cambrian Sirius Passet fauna, north Greenland. Lateral lobes along the body; Dorsal gill-like structures; Possible link with clade consisting of biramous-limbed arthropods; Etymology;...
- Saving Hawaiian Monk Seals. // Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;11/10/2006, Vol. 76 Issue 10, p2
The article discusses the efforts of marine animal experts to save Hawaiian monk seals from extinction. Scientists worry that the seals are not getting enough food, and experts are trying to determine why. Other experts are monitoring the habitat of the monk seals for pollution. About 1,200...
- Demise of the desert mammals Beckmann, Roger // Ecos;Autumn1990, Issue 63, p13
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- Reintroducing Ratty. Moorhouse, Tom // New Scientist;10/11/2003, Vol. 180 Issue 2416, p51
Water voles are going extinct in Great Britain at a colossal rate. During the 1990s there were two national surveys of these animals. By the second survey, 88 per cent of the populations recorded in the first had disappeared. This decline continues unabated, despite the fact that these causes...