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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.
The short-tailed albatross is a seabird with long, narrow wings adapted for flying just above the surface of the water.
Distributional status of short-tailed shrews (genus Blarina) in Texas.
com/research/76bdbs/asia_pacific_reins) has announced the addition of the "Asia Pacific Reinsurance Market Outlook: Edition 2012 - Propelling Short-tailed Reinsurance Investments" report to their offering.
pdf) describing efforts of the Service and the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology to learn how to rear albatross chicks, with the ultimate goal of establishing a breeding colony of the endangered short-tailed albatross (STAL) on a safe (non-volcanic) and accessible island.
The lesser short-tailed bat seems to be the sole survivor of an ancient Australian lineage now found only in New Zealand," said Dr Hand.
Phylogenetic analyses, based on partial medium- and large-segment sequences, support an ancient evolutionary origin of a genetically distinct hantavirus detected by reverse transcription--PCR in tissues of northern short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda) captured in Minnesota in August 1998.
New fossil data unearthed in Bermuda indicate that the North Atlantic population of short-tailed albatross died off around 400,000 years ago, when an era of global warming caused the oceans to rise, says Storrs L.