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  • Ancient mammal had super senses
    Rare fossil sheds light on ancient mammal with super senses
    During the dinosaur age, mammals were by and large the size of mice, and only barely managed to eke out an existence beside their massive reptilian neighbors. Up until a few decades ago, scientists mostly believed that there were no mammals during...
  • Diamond mine shuts down for fossil recovery
    Diamond mine shuts down for fossil recovery
    Octávio Mateus, Professor of Paleontology at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and mine geologist Vladimir Pervo discovered the footprints of dinosaurs, a large mammal, and ancient crocodiles all in the same...
  • The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) is characterized by a brief but prominent negative excursion, attributed to rapid warming.
    Dwarfism in mammals may be result of climate change
    University of Michigan paleontologist Philip Gingerich and colleagues from the University of New Hampshire, Colorado College, and the California Institute of Technology presented new research at the Nov. 1, 2013, session of the annual meeting of...
  • Meet the olinguito, a new carnivorous mammal
    Meet the olinguito, a new carnivorous mammal
    There's a lot of excitement in the world of animals. You may not know it, but a new mammal has been discovered. On Aug. 15, Kristofer Helgen, curator of mammals at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, presented evidence of the new mammal...
  • Allegheny woodrat
    Pittsburgh Area Wildlife: Allegheny Woodrat
    A cute furry little creature roaming the Pittsburgh area is a species of “pack rat” known as the Allegheny woodrat. Many people who see it feel it looks like an oversized white-footed mouse. It is on the endangered species list in more...
  • Raccoons in North America and in central Mississippi
    Raccoons in North America and in central Mississippi
    The raccoon is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. It is the largest of the procyonid family (family of the order Carnivora/meat eaters), having a body length of 16 to 28 inches and a body weight of 8 to 20 pounds.Raccoons are usually...
  • Fox kits outside den. (see video below for live action)
    Fox kits: babies of spring series (video)
    During the months of May and June, red fox kits begin to explore the forest surrounding their den. Fox parents often return to the same area each year to raise their young. The Old Quarry Nature Center in Danbury, Connecticut has provided a...
  • Skunk feeding (see video below for live action)
    Skunks: nocturnal patrol (video)
    As twilight descends over the forest, skunks become active. This nocturnal mammal is a member of the mustelid family that includes animals like weasels, otters, badgers, wolverines, and about 60 other species. Mustelids are known for their pungent...