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30th Aug '17 6:23:58 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Lungfish breathe air.
15th Jul '17 10:52:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''Spinosaurus'', whose holotype was lost in WorldWarII, had a huge sail on its back.

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* ''Spinosaurus'', whose holotype was lost in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, had a huge sail on its back.
4th Jun '17 6:47:37 PM bfunc
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* Frogs have slimy skin and leap. Toads have bumpy skin and hop. (Not always true, and even if it were this is more or less like saying "round things are round." We call a species a frog or a toad based mainly on what whether it "looks like" a frog or a toad. Frogs and toads together are a clade; neither frogs nor toads by themselves are a clade.)

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* Frogs have slimy skin and leap. Toads have bumpy skin and hop. (Not always true, and even if it were this is more or less like saying "round things are round." We call a species a frog or a toad based mainly on what whether it "looks like" a frog or a toad. Frogs and toads together are a clade; neither there are no clades which include all frogs nor but no toads, or all toads by themselves are a clade.but no frogs.)



* Non-venomous milk snakes and king snakes mimic venomous coral snakes. Red on yellow kills a fellow, red on black won't hurt Jack.

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* Non-venomous milk snakes and king snakes mimic venomous coral snakes. Red on yellow kills a fellow, red on black won't hurt Jack. (The part about mimicry is true, the part about the colors isn't. It may be true ''for certain regions'' with the caveat that you need to know whether you're in one of those regions or not.)
4th Jun '17 6:31:14 PM bfunc
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* Frogs have slimy skin and leap. Toads have bumpy skin and hop. (Not always true, and technically it's more a matter of toads vs. ''other'' frogs, as toads are just a specialized clade of frogs.)

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* Frogs have slimy skin and leap. Toads have bumpy skin and hop. (Not always true, and technically it's even if it were this is more or less like saying "round things are round." We call a matter of species a frog or a toad based mainly on what whether it "looks like" a frog or a toad. Frogs and toads vs. ''other'' frogs, as together are a clade; neither frogs nor toads by themselves are just a specialized clade of frogs.clade.)
24th Jan '17 2:01:29 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Jan '17 4:06:00 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Rhinos have bad eyesight.

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* Rhinos have bad eyesight.eyesight (probably not true).
7th Jan '17 10:54:44 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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!!!Hoofed mammals (including cetaceans)

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\n!!!Hoofed mammals (including cetaceans)* The aardvark is the first animal in the dictionary.

!!!Non-cetacean ungulates




!!!Cetaceans




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* ''Pakicetus'' was the first whale.
* ''Basilosaurus'' was originally interpreted as a reptile.
7th Jan '17 7:28:59 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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!!!Afrotheres
* Hyraxes are closely related to elephants and sea cows.
* Elephants are the largest land mammals. They're also the only quadrupeds that can't jump, excluding rhinos, hippos, sloths, tortoises… and Nairobi hosts an elephant jumping festival.
* Boat propellers pose a threat to manatee populations.



* Hyraxes are closely related to elephants and sea cows.
* Elephants (specifically, the African elephant) are the largest land mammals. They are also the only quadrupeds that cannot jump, excluding rhinos, hippos, sloths, tortoises… and in Nairobi there is an elephant jumping festival that implies that African elephants at least can jump.



* Boat propellers pose a serious danger to manatee populations.

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* Boat propellers pose a serious danger to manatee populations.
4th Dec '16 4:23:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The honey badger is {{badass}}.
* The wolverine is {{badass}} and can chase off much larger predators.

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* The honey badger is {{badass}}.
badass.
* The wolverine is {{badass}} badass and can chase off much larger predators.
26th Sep '16 11:46:02 AM jakobitis
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* Cassowaries can kill you with a kick.

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* Cassowaries can kill you with a kick. Which ''is'' possible but there has been exactly ''one'' (recorded) death from a Cassowary kick although non-fatal attacks are relatively common and certainly not pleasant experiences.
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