A resident of Claremont, one of the "black" areas of Cape Town, Dennis van den Berg knew immediately that something was wrong when his cat Whisky strange myauknuv jumped on his back and grabbed her claws.It happened around midnight in the private home of Mr. van den Berg, located down the street Ruzenveld. Forty-four men are in a relaxed state, and was ready to depart for the night, when his favorite moustached suddenly made a strange sound and plunged his claws into his back. "The sound was more like a groan than a meow, but once in my back was at least a dozen sharpened claws, Read more [...]
About 50 million years ago, among the sub-tropical forests roamed western North America gigantic feathered monster. It was a flightless bird growth of about two meters, which had a huge powerful beak that it tore the flesh of the victim.
About this idea of diatrime is popular today, but in the view of paleontologists from the University of Western Washington (Western Washington University), this is misleading.
"Diatrimu often called the bird, which has replaced the dinosaurs in the food chain after their extinction, - said one of the authors of George Musto (George Mustoe). - To be honest, Read more [...]
Rodents are mainly medium to large size, length up to 60 cm weight up to 8 kg. S representatives inhabit shallow tropical and subtropical regions.
In woody and poludrevesnyh rodents slim body, the neck is clearly expressed, the tail is long, about equal to the body, gustoopushen-tion, of course, especially the rear, elongated with pointed steeply curved claws on long, thin fingers. In burrowing animals stocky body with a less pronounced neck, tail is relatively short (usually no more than half the body length), less lush. The legs are short, and my fingers with maloizognutymi massive claws. Read more [...]
Yadonosny apparatus tarantula constitute major segments chelicerae, claws yadoprodutsiruyuschie glands and their ducts. The main segments chelicerae powerful and movably articulated with cephalothorax (stitched together a strong, elastic ligament. Musculation provides drawing apart and bending in the transverse direction and the movement of major joints chelicerae back and forth. Claws are sharp, easily displaced in different directions. Cylindrical, somewhat curved yadoprodutsiruyuschie glands are located in the cephalothorax and some go into the cavity chelicerae. Ducts of glands, piercing Read more [...]
Known 77 genera and 600 species of scorpion, who settled in all parts of the world with warm climates. Morphologically they are divided into two families: Buthidae and Chactidae. Many genera sem. Buthidae inhabit the Desert Margins of the Atlantic Ocean to India, in the fauna of India, there are up to 80 species. In the Palearctic usual about 100 species, of which about 15 species in the fauna of the USSR. Scorpions sem. Chactidae common in Southern Europe,
Asia Minor and North Africa. On the Black Sea Coast meet Italian (Eupeus italicus), in the western Caucasus - Mingrelian (Eu. Read more [...]