Mosasaurs

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Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Sauropsida Order: Squamata Family: Mosasauridae Subfamily: Mosasaurinae Mosasaurinae (Gervais, 1853; Williston, 1897) is a subfamily of mosasaurs, a diverse group of Late Cretaceous marine squamates. Russell (1967, pp. 123-124) defined the Mosasurinae as … Read More

Transylvania, the new destination

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Prince Charles, who now jokes that owns “a piece of Transylvania”, has a portfolio of four properties including a house in Viscri and another one in Zalanpatak. Charles, who claims to be descended from the Roman ruler Vlad Tepes (known … Read More

At the barbershop

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A guy put his head on the door of the barber shop and asks the barber how long he should wait until he is trimming. Being a very busy day, barber looks around and says: “about two hours” and the … Read More

Edible fish

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Fish as a food describes the edible parts of water-dwelling, cold-blooded vertebrates with gills, as well as certain other water-dwelling animals such as mollusks, crustaceans, and shellfish. There are over 27,000 species of fish, making them the most diverse group … Read More

Famous dogs

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Dogs famous in their own right Ashley Whippet, the first frisbee dog superstar and arguably the best. Certainly the most famous canine athlete. Balto, final lead dog of 1925 serum run to Nome which relayed diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled … Read More

Animal euthanasia

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Euthanasia (Greek, “good death”) is the practice of killing a human or other animal, in a painless or minimally painful way, for merciful reasons, usually to end suffering. This article discusses non-human animal euthanasia; a separate article covers euthanasia in … Read More

Bird classification

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Taxonomy is very fluid in the age of DNA analysis, so comments are made where appropriate, and all numbers are approximate. In particular see Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy for a very different classification. This article and the descendant family articles follow the … Read More

Lepidosaurs

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Fossil range: Late Triassic – Recent Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Sauropsida Subclass: Diapsida Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha Superorder: Lepidosauria Orders: Sphenodontia, Squamata The Lepidosauria are reptiles with overlapping scales. They include the tuataras, lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians. Lepidosaurians are the most … Read More

Dog muzzle

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A muzzle is a device that is placed over the snout of an animal to keep it from biting or otherwise opening its mouth. Muzzles are sometimes used on untrained dogs, large or small, to prevent either unwanted biting or … Read More

American Keuda

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The American Keuda (pronounced KEW-da) is a type of cat. The Keuda type is currently under development to become a standardized breed. The roots of the breed are from a 1980s study called the “Kitten Evaluation Under Direct Assessment” which … Read More

Long-distance land bird migration

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Many species of land migratory birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic northern hemisphere and winter in warmer regions, often in the tropics or the temperate zones of … Read More

Start for the tiger tourism in India

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The tiger is a cat in fact, isn”t it? But a big cat, with a length of up to  3.3 metres (11 ft) and a weight of up to 306 kg (670 lb). It was once upon a time when the tiger ranged … Read More

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