A random wander through the world of mammals
Saturday, 25 September 2021
All the World's Deer: Muntjacs
Red muntjac For many people, the word 'deer' likely conjures up a medium to large animal with large branching antlers in the males. ...
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Before the Monkeys: Primates in North America
Anaptomorphus , an omomyid from Wyoming The primates are one of the larger groups of mammals, with literally hundreds of living species know...
Sunday, 12 September 2021
Hanging Out in the Heliconias
Bats are usually sociable animals. Since large caves are relatively rare, when bats find one, literally millions of individuals can pack the...
Sunday, 5 September 2021
All the World's Deer: Roe Deer and Reindeer
Roe deer Of the three species of deer native to Britain, the one that's most often overlooked is probably the roe deer ( Capreolus capr...
Sunday, 29 August 2021
Miocene (Pt 28): Miniature Super-horses and the Dawn of the Guinea Pigs
Thoatherium For most of the Age of Mammals, South America was an island continent, separated from its northern counterpart by a wide sea. Ev...
Sunday, 22 August 2021
Life Lessons from Monogamous Mice
As a general rule, male mammals don't have much to do with raising their young. In many cases, that's because the species in questio...
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Of Pandas and Bamboo
Today, there are eight living species of bear. Six of these are "ursine bears", members of a subfamily distributed across the nort...
View web version