TIL: Movile Cave is an ancient cave that had been sealed off for over 5.5 million years in Romania. It contains an endemic ecosystem based completely on chemosynthesis rather than photosynthesis. To date over 69 unique species of flora and fauna have been discovered. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
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So some fungus species can create zombies and control their minds. No big deal.
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Triops cancriformis is considered one of the oldest living species on the planet. Fossils of this crustacean dating back to the Triassic Period have been found and appear virtually unchanged. v.redd.it/ied27czg4bc61
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A man in India set a world record in 1986 by spending 72 hrs in a cage with 72 of the most venomous snakes species in India. To spread awareness and to prove that snakes don't bite unless provoked. He came out of the cage harmless without a single bite.
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Black panthers are not an actual species - they are jaguars and leopards with melanism, the opposite of albinism
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New Whale Species Discovered; Lends Proof Other Large Mammals May Be Undiscovered thevast.net/post/breaking…
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The Eurasian Otter is the most widely distributed of the 13 otter species, spanning nearly all of the Eurasian landmass and parts of North Africa.
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Got a nat 20 on a performance check to bring a species back from the brink of extinction
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ah yes, rebuilding a species rather than showing affection
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TIL that a giant tortoise species was believed to be extinct for 113 years, only for it to be discovered again in GalΓ‘pagos, 2019. theguardian.com/environme…
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The skull of Dinocrocuta gigantea, a huge hyena from the Miocene and possibly the largest species of hyena to ever exist.
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Clearing land to feed a growing human population will threaten thousands of species sciencenews.org/article/c…
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How rabies virus affect almost every hot-blooded species on Earth while other viruses usually unique for one or few species?
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πŸ”₯ These are 100% real, actual butterflies. The green dragontail butterfly (Lamproptera meges) is one of the smallest species of swallowtail butterfly and one of the very few species with wing transparency. v.redd.it/pkxsa16afw861
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Treehoppers (Membracidae, species unknown) are tiny insects that grow extremely diverse 'helmets', which are actually a mutated appendage based originally on wing-genes. Some look like helicopters. Album in the comments.
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[WP] Life on Earth evolved within an β€œFTL Dead Zone” a region of space where all known forms of FTL travel were deemed physically impossible. As such, it was quite a shock when an unknown species suddenly appeared from the Dead Zone one day calling themselves β€œHumanity” Having done the impossible...
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A new species of Jellyfish discovered very deep in the Marianas Trench!
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Scientists Confirm Entirely New Species of Gelatinous Blob From The Deep, Dark Sea sciencealert.com/bizarre-…
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A Real Life Fossil : the Gharial (has existed 200 million years longer than other Crocodile Species. Only 650 left in the World.)
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A species of frog called β€œGlyphoglossus molossus”
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TIL "Sardines" aren't a specific fish. The word is used for multiple species of small, oily fish. The definition for what constitutes a sardine varies by government and region with the UN citing 21 different species classified as sardines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
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Archaeologists discovered dwarf crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. After living in complete darkness and living off bat guana their skin has turned orange and they are nearly blind. These weird cave crocodilians may be in the process of evolving into a new species.
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A rare species of trout native to California known as the golden trout
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We're getting stupider as a species.
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TIL There is no actual difference between frogs and toads, with the popular comparison being used only informally with no taxonomic or evolutionary history. All toads are frogs and toads are just species or families of bumpy frogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
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Joe retweeting a tweet saying there is no more authoritarian species than US liberals.. thoughts?
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TIL that Homo erectus stood about 1.79m (5'10"). Only 17% of modern male humans are taller - Their fossils were the oldest known early humans to have possessed modern human-like body proportions. And they are the longest lived human species around 9 times as long as our own species H.Sapiens. humanorigins.si.edu/evide…
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Alligators Are Now the Largest Species Known to Regrow Severed Limbs smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
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(Updated) Eight Major Species in my Current Work (lore in comments)
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Did you know the red wolf is only lives in North Carolina and Tennessee. They are a endangered species as in less than 35 in the world. There are only an estimated 35 or fewer wild red wolves, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature classifies them as critically endangered.
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πŸ”₯ Extremely rare white cougar highlights a quirk of the species. Another white cougar may not appear in my lifetime πŸ”₯
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You, a minor god, have grown bored of waiting for the next step in evolution. The other gods are tired of your complaints so they allow you to make one minor improvement to the human species. What change do you make?
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The Quadrants(ish) as Species: Part 8: LibCenter
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Trump administration delays endangered species protection for monarch butterfly "on the brink of collapse" cbsnews.com/news/trump-ad…
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Kelenken guillermoi was the tallest species of phorusrhacid, or "terror bird." They grew up to 3.2 meters (10 feet) tall.
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πŸ”₯ The Red Whalefish, a strange looking deep-sea species πŸ”₯ v.redd.it/kduijuknwl761
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Homo floresiensis, a dwarf hominid species, try to fight back a group of Komodo dragon
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My take on an ancient Jaw Titan. I based the mouth off of several extinct fish species
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There’s a species of fox that only lives on California’s Channel Islands. They are about the size of house cats and have no fear of humans. Photo by my wife.
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Underrated species
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This is neither a fox, dog or wolf. It is a Maned Wolf, and is the only species in its genus - Chrysocyon gfycat.com/tintedwarydams…
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Oklahoma City's Aleksej Pokusevski may be the latest in a new species of player: the "pterodactyl"

Serbian slenderman Aleksej Pokusevski may have been the most polarizing prospect in this recent NBA draft. There was some chatter that he may crack the top 10, but he ended up falling to # 17 and wound up with the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder.

By and large, the primary concern with Pokusevski was his frame. He's listed at 7'0" and 190 pounds (!). He doesn't look like a typical NBA player; he looks like two kids wearing a trenchcoat. Because of that, there's a natural concern and takeaway that Pokusevski won't be able to handle the NBA because he won't be able to bang with the big bodies down low.

However, that ignores an important fact: Pokusevski is not meant to bang with the big bodies down low. He's not a "big" in the traditional sense. He's not a real center. He's more perimeter-oriented, as a playmaker and shooter. If he was 6'6" or 6'7", he'd be an ordinary SG-SF wing. His skill set wouldn't be terribly different. But because he's grown to 7'0", we have a tendency to look at him a different way.

But we shouldn't. Pokusevski is basically a wing player. A very, very tall wing. A pterodactyl.

Pokusevski may be unique in that way, but he's not a one-off. We're seeing more and more of this variety of player, a trend that will only continue on. Kevin Durant has the skill set of a small forward, but he's nearly 7'0" (whether he wants to admit it or not.) Coming down the pike we have more super-sized super-prospects like Emoni Bates (6'9") and Patrick Baldwin (6'10"). Eventually, enormous wing players may become the new prototype.

How do these pterodactyls differ from "unicorns" like Kristaps Porzingis? Again, they're more of true wings than "stretch bigs." Big men like Joel Embiid and Myles Turner may be able to stretch their shooting range to 3, but no one's asking them to guard around the perimeter. We don't see Aron Baynes defending DeMar DeRozan. Those guys are skilled BIGS (emphasis on big.) In contrast, Pokusevski and other pterodactyls are stretched out wings. They don't necessarily have to be "stretch fours" either -- theirs is the skill set of traditional SGs or SFs, only in extended form.

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Uroplatus fimbriatus are a species of gecko that are endemic to Madagascar. They are arboreal, and because their eyes are ~350x more sensitive to light then humans they're also nocturnal. v.redd.it/8npe5q61tg661
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All bird species i managed to shoot since April . Kneeling in mud , freezing me tits off . I wish i was getting paid . I guess I'm an anorak now. ( zoom in don't be shy )
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The Quadrants as Species: Part 4: LibLeft
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The Quadrants as Species: Part 3: LibRight
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Kind of a weird topic but I'd just like to thank Bioware for making a fantasy world where black people actually exist and aren't represented as a completely different species [spoilers all]

Just something I'd like to get off my chest

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Xenonion: Brain Slug Spotted Wearing Stunning New Species v.redd.it/1y6wm8fzl4a61
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Whales alive: beaked species spotted for first time by Chinese scientists. Three whales seen in South China Sea were Deraniyagala’s beaked whales or ginkgo-toothed beaked whales. The least-known marine mammals, these species have previously been spotted only dead and stranded. scmp.com/news/china/scien…
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Covid? Is that a Xenos species?
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