North American Fauna

North American Fauna

... and it can be assumed that it has attained a lasting place in the American fauna . Family CANIDAE Vulpes fulva : Red Fox Vulpes fulva alascensis Aleut ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000009128079

Category: Animals

Page: 406

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Systematic account of the results of a survey made in 1936 and 1937 to aid supervision of the Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge. (AB60374)
Categories: Animals

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

This knowledge, which Gloria wields via the thick bundle of keys wrapped around her wrist, is the glue that holds the Fauna family together.

Author: Andrew Westoll

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547549200

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The “moving” true story of a woman fighting to give a group of chimpanzees a second chance at life (People). In 1997, Gloria Grow started a sanctuary for chimps retired from biomedical research on her farm outside Montreal. For the indomitable Gloria, caring for thirteen great apes is like presiding over a maximum-security prison, a Zen sanctuary, an old folks’ home, and a New York deli during the lunchtime rush all rolled into one. But she is first and foremost creating a refuge for her troubled charges, a place where they can recover and begin to trust humans again. Hoping to win some of this trust, journalist Andrew Westoll spent months at Fauna Farm as a volunteer, and in this “incisive [and] affecting” book, he vividly recounts his time in the chimp house and the histories of its residents (Kirkus Reviews). He arrives with dreams of striking up an immediate friendship with the legendary Tom, the wise face of the Great Ape Protection Act, but Tom seems all too content to ignore him. Gradually, though, old man Tommie and the rest of the “troop” begin to warm toward Westoll as he learns the routines of life at the farm and realizes just how far the chimps have come. Seemingly simple things like grooming, establishing friendships and alliances, and playing games with the garden hose are all poignant testament to the capacity of these animals to heal. Brimming with empathy and entertaining stories of Gloria and her charges, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is an absorbing, bighearted book that grapples with questions of just what we owe to the animals who are our nearest genetic relations. “A powerful look at how we treat our closest relatives.” —The Plain Dealer “I knew the prison-like conditions of the medical research facility from which Gloria rescued these chimpanzees; when I visited them at their new sanctuary I was moved to tears. . . . Andrew Westoll is a born storyteller: The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, written with empathy and skill, tenderness and humour, involves us in a world few understand. And leaves us marveling at the ways in which chimpanzees are so like us, and why they deserve our help and are entitled to our respect.” —Dr. Jane Goodall “This book will make you think deeply about our relationship with great apes. It amazed me to discover the behaviors and feelings of the chimpanzees.” —Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation
Categories: Science

A preliminary study on the insect fauna of Al Baha Province Saudi Arabia with descriptions of two new species

A preliminary study on the insect fauna of Al Baha Province  Saudi Arabia  with descriptions of two new species

... Mostafa R. Sharaf, Hassan H. Fadl, Abdulrahman S. Aldawood. Family: Zopheridae . ... 36 Family: I-Iydroptilidae . ... 36 Family: Philopotamidae .

Author: Magdi S. El-Hawagry

Publisher: PenSoft Publishers LTD

ISBN: 9789546426758

Category: Science

Page: 88

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In this study, a total number of 582 species and subspecies (few identified only to the genus level) belonging to 129 families and representing 17 orders are recorded. Two of these species are described as new, namely: Monomorium sarawatensis Sharaf & Aldawood, sp. n. [Formicidae, Hymenoptera] and Anthrax alruqibi El-Hawagry sp. n. [Bombyliidae, Diptera]. Another eight species are recorded for the first time in Saudi Arabia, namely: Xiphoceriana arabica (Uvarov, 1922) [Pamphagidae, Orthoptera], Pyrgomorpha conica (Olivier, 1791) [Pyrgomorphidae, Orthoptera], Catopsilia florella (Fabricius, 1775) [Pieridae, Lepidoptera], Anthrax chionanthrax (Bezzi, 1926) [Bombyliidae, Diptera], Spogostylum near tripunctatum Pallas in Wiedemann, 1818 [Bombyliidae, Diptera], Cononedys dichromatopa (Bezzi, 1925) [Bombyliidae, Diptera], Mydas sp. [Mydidae, Diptera], and Hippobosca equina Linnaeus, 1758 [Hippoboscidae, Diptera]. The study generally concluded that the insect faunal composition in Al-Baha Province has an Afrotropical flavor, with the Afrotropical elements predominant, and a closer affiliation to the Afrotropical region than to the Palearctic region or the Eremic zone. Consequently, the authors tend to agree with those biogeographers who consider that parts of the Arabian Peninsula, including Al-Baha Province, should be included in the Afrotropical region rather than in the Palaearctic region or the Eremic zone.
Categories: Science

The Molluscan Fauna of the Alum Bluff Group of Florida

The Molluscan Fauna of the Alum Bluff Group of Florida

Family Pandoridae . Superfamily Poromyacea . Family Verticordiidae . Family Cuspidariidae --- لے ۶ متر ILLUSTRATIONS DISTRIBUTION OF THE FAUNA The following ...

Author: Julia Anna Gardner

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ISBN: UOM:39015086768556

Category: Mollusks, Fossil

Page: 709

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Categories: Mollusks, Fossil

Fauna of the National Parks of the United States

Fauna of the National Parks of the United States

Fauna series Adolph Murie. Juncaceae - Rush Family : Juncus cooperi Engelm . - Cooper rush . Iridaceae — Iris Family : Sisyrinchium sp .

Author: Adolph Murie

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ISBN: UOM:39015008475892

Category: Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)

Page: 238

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Categories: Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)

Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States

Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States

Family VAGINICOLIDAE de Fromentel , 1874. ... Family VORTICELLIDAE Ehrenberg , 1838 . ... Large , elongate , free - living animals . See Isquith ( 1968 ) .

Author: Arthur C. Borror

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210321464

Category: Ciliata

Page: 62

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Categories: Ciliata

Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States

Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States

-B . C D TE ANNOTATED SYSTEMATIC LIST The following check list of Oligochaeta is arranged systematically in families , with genera arranged alphabetically ...

Author: David G. Cook

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ISBN: PSU:000072018569

Category: Oligochaeta

Page: 23

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Categories: Oligochaeta

The Fauna of the Ripley Formation on Coon Creek Tennessee

The Fauna of the Ripley Formation on Coon Creek  Tennessee

The family Isocardiidae is represented by a single The gastropods of that well - known fauna were monospecies of the genus Isocardia . graphed by Zekeli in ...

Author: Bruce Wade

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ISBN: UOM:39015086764183

Category: Formations (Geology)

Page: 272

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Categories: Formations (Geology)

Fauna of Australia

Fauna of Australia

The family not represented in Australia is indicated with an asterisk. Subclass PTERIOMORPHIA Order MYTILOIDA Family Mytilidae Order ARCOIDA Superfamily ...

Author: D. W. Walton

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

ISBN: WISC:89055764476

Category: Amphibians

Page: 1250

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Categories: Amphibians

The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event

The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event

The Asaphidae and Bathyuridae are typical families of this fauna. 2. The Whiterock Fauna composition remains almost exactly as described in 1998, ...

Author: Ian C. Percival

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231126786

Category: Science

Page: 484

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Two of the greatest evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth occurred during Early Paleozoic time. The first was the Cambrian explosion of skeletonized marine animals about 540 million years ago. The second was the "Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event," which is the focus of this book. This is the first book devoted specifically to establishing the global patterns of differentiation of Ordovician biotas through time and space. It provides extensive genus- and species-level diversity data for the many Ordovician fossil groups and presents an evaluation of how each group diversified, with assessments of patterns of change, and rates of origination and extinction.
Categories: Science

Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States

Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States

3 Other oceanic species FAMILY GONATIDAE Species that might be found in the waters off northeastern United States and that have been recorded in oceanic ...

Author: Michael Vecchione

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210325101

Category: Cephalopoda

Page: 23

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Categories: Cephalopoda

Fauna of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska Peninsula

Fauna of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska Peninsula

... and it can be assumed that it has attained a lasting place in the American fauna . Family CANIDAE Vulpes fulva : Red Fox Vulpes fulva alascensis Aleut ...

Author: Olaus Johan Murie

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ISBN: PSU:000068514167

Category: Animals

Page: 406

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Systematic account of the results of a survey made in 1936 and 1937 to aid supervision of the Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge. (AB60374).
Categories: Animals

Fauna and Family

Fauna and Family

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: UCAL:$B314389

Category: Corfu Island (Greece)

Page: 219

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Categories: Corfu Island (Greece)

Bulletin

Bulletin

It must be considered one of the most extraordinary members of a highly interesting extinct fauna . Family STRIGIDAE 87 cavern .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D004384518

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida

Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida

... very closely related to S. terebralis C. B. Adams , of the recent fauna . FAMILY CONIDÆ . Genus CONUS Linné . Conus planiceps Heilprin .

Author: William Healey Dall

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822016280950

Category: Mollusks, Fossil

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Categories: Mollusks, Fossil