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short-tailed

a group of breeds of sheep characterized by naturally short tails. It includes the Heath and Marsh breeds of Europe, many Indian and Pakistani breeds, and others of the Indian subcontinent.
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Since 2010, federal officials have reported only one additional catch of short-tailed albatross.
5%]) of the 128 rodents were short-tailed cane mice or Alston's cotton rats.
Editor's note: In 2006, Judy was honored by the Service as a Recovery Champion for her work with the short-tailed albatross.
Once nesting extensively on islands throughout the western North Pacific, the short-tailed albatross neared extinction around the turn of the 20th century, a victim of the feather trade.
There used to be between 2 million and 5 million short-tailed albatross, but commercial feather hunting at the turn of the century devastated the population.
provide the correct diet for a short-tailed opossum.
The short-tailed albatross is a seabird with long, narrow wings adapted for flying just above the surface of the water.
Just over a 100 years ago the short-tailed albatross began to suffer because its beautiful long, white wing and tail feathers became popular to make pen plumes and its downy body feathers to stuff feather beds.
Distributional status of short-tailed shrews (genus Blarina) in Texas.
In this note we report a partially albinistic northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda), which constitutes additional evidence against the general application of Murray's (1980, 1993) reaction diffusion models.
What do Hawaiian monk seals, short-tailed albatrosses, Florida scrub land and the Amazon rain forest have in common?
The short-tailed shrew shown in the photo on the left lives in the eastern half of the United States.