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ringtail

a disease of mice, rats and hamsters; caused by low humidity and high temperatures in the environment. The tail swells and becomes annulated as a result of constrictions along its length. It eventually becomes gangrenous and drops off. The feet may also be swollen and reddened.
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tularensis infection in >2 ringtail possums associated with 2 mortality events in Sydney.
It is divided into thirteen parts with chapters dealing with various mammals, many of them marsupials such as wallabies, cuscus, ringtails and possums, and various rodents including giant rats and water rats.
The recovery of a fauna composed of only small species and skeletal remains showing broken bones with sharp edges and without significant etching, polishing, or dissolutioning is consistent with prey remains from ringtail dung (Mead and Van Devender 1981).
From the end of the first line the poem has been unpredictable--and just when we think we know here we are, "comes the ringtail cat.
Ecological example of conditioned flavor aversion in plantherbivore interactions: effect of terpenes of Eucalyptus leaves on feeding by common ringtail and brushtail possums.
A careful observer might see several types of squirrels (including larger rock squirrels), kangaroo rats, jackrabbits, ringtail cats, coyotes and javalinas.
Australia's ringtail opossums have bands of black and yellow on their hair that can look a grizzled olive drab.
There are also rabbits, squirrels, Ringtail cats, coyote, javalina, gophers and fox.
Author's Present Address: Krasner Consulting, 1901 Ringtail Ridge, Austin, TX 78746, hkrasner@ cs.
The potentially responsive data can be further filtered and de-duplicated before being produced in a review-ready format supporting Concordance, CT Summation, Native Format, EDRM XML or FTI Ringtail.
It's been an outstanding season for sheepshead and in February they are joined by the biggest ringtail porgies of the year at the Mayport jetties.
Yalgorup National Park also supports critical habitat for the endangered Carnaby's cockatoo and the vulnerable listed western ringtail possum.