Triceratops
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What's the current conclusion about humans being omnivores vs herbivores?
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Humans are omnivores as they can eat and digest meat. Early humans were hunters and gatherers and meat was a part of the menu from time immemorial. I don't know the exact technic term but some of our ...

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Variation in deathstalker scorpion
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According to the Israeli Scorpions Field Guide, deathstalkers can have also pale metasomal segment V, so a black one isn't a sure identification sign although it is very common among deathstalkers. ...

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How are large snails able to climb trees?
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The foot of the snail secretes a sticky mucus which allows the snail to climb even the smoothest surfaces. The mucus have two states: one in which it is almost liquid to lubricate motion, and the ...

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What are these four large snails doing?
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These are probably giant African snails, Achatina fulica, an invasive species of land snails. The two snails in the middle are mating using love darts. The other two may be waiting for their turn. ...

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Why Crocodiles don't eat Hippos?
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As Remi.b explained above, the average hippo is just too big and dangerous for the average croc to handle. That said, there were cases that very large crocodiles (such as the infamous Gustave) ...

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Were there any marine/aquatic dinosaurs?
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According to the latest discovery, Nature (Published: 29 April 2020), Tail-propelled aquatic locomotion in a theropod dinosaur, Spinosaurus was probably aquatic or at least semi-aquatic. See also this ...

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Reference for the bite force for Nile Crocodile
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Here is a video by Brady Barr (video in YouTube) measuring 5000 lbf for an adult Nile Crocodile. This is equivalent to 22.24 kN (more than 2.2 tonnes of force). This result is also refered here (Getty ...

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Palaeontology and Palaeobotany
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Paleontology is the main scientific branch, which study fossils and prehistoric times. Paleozoology studies the fossils and biology of prehistoric animals. Paleobotany studies fossils and biology of ...

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Addax in the Land of Israel
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According to Yossef Braslevi, "HaYadata Et HaHaretz - Yam HaMelach Saviv Saviv" ("And you shall know the land - The Dead Sea and its Surroundings", 1956, Vol. C, page 199 -- the answer is positive. ...

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How would I represent this on a cladogram?
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The short answer is that cladograms are not compatible with Linnean taxonomy. The longer answer explain how and why. First, there aren't enough ranks in Linnean taxonomy to cover all the cladogram ...

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What dinosaurs live during cretaceous period?
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To see which dinosaurs lived alongside Tyrannosaurus I suggest you browse the dinosaurs list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Creek_Formation#Dinosaurs , as T-rex was found in the Hell Creek ...

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Helix aspersa or Cornu aspersum
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I consulted with Prof. Henk Mienis, the curator of the Israeli Mollusca Collection, and the valid name is Cornu aspersum. The Israeli subspecies is Cornu aspersum megalostomum.

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How is the first Triceratops born?
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If you are looking to a more recent evolution of Triceratops you can follow the cladogram to the subfamily Chasmosaurinae and then to the tribe Triceratopsini. You'll find there Eotriceratops, which ...

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Why don't macaws get selenium poisoning from brazil nuts
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One explaination is that macaws (Ara sp.) eat clay and other food item which absorb the toxins. Here is the full answer from Wikipedia: Like all macaws and most parrots seeds and fruit are the ...

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How did giant sauropods satisfy their daily energy needs, considering their relatively small mouths?
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Note several things: Their long neck allow them access to a lot of food enabling to broswe with minimal movement and energy consumption. The sauropods had very big and long digestive system, and they ...

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