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15 December 2016

This new spider looks like the sorting hat from Harry Potter [Mongabay]

A new species of spider, discovered in India, was named Eriovixia gryffindori after the fictitious magical sorting hat, owned by Godric Gryffindor, one of the founders of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter books.

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15 December 2016

La Brève à ventre rouge devrait être divisée en 13 espèces distinctes [Ornithomedia]

Ce changement de taxonomie, basé principalement sur des études génétiques, morphométriques et biogéographiques, est important car plusieurs de ces "nouvelles" espèces sont globalement menacées.

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15 December 2016

Insectivorous long-fingered bats may also be capable of catching fish [Phys]

While most long-fingered bats eat only insects, they may all be instinctively able to also catch fish, according to a study published December 14, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ostaizka Aizpurua and colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and the University of the Basque Country, Spa.

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12 December 2016

La pollution aux phtalates atteint aussi les réserves naturelles présumées vierges [Le Monde - Planète]

Chronique. Des chercheurs ont trouvé des traces de plastifiants chez des insectes d’une réserve naturelle guyanaise.

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12 December 2016

Deforestation in French Guiana linked to increase in infectious tropical disease [Phys]

An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests human deforestation efforts in French Guiana has led to an increase in the number of animals and insects infected with the tropical disease Buruli ulcer. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their study of the bacteria that causes the disease and what their findings imply for the study of the spread of diseases in such areas.

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