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9 November 2016

La France concentre 10 % de la biodiversité mondiale [Notre-Planete]

Chaque année, le Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle publie la liste des espèces décrites et recensées sur l’ensemble du territoire national (y compris l’outre-mer) : le référentiel taxonomique national ou TAXREF[1]. 182 498 espèces de faune et de flore, terrestres et marines, ont ainsi été inventoriées en 2016. En comparaison des estimations scientifiques comptant deux millions d’espèces décrites dans le monde[2], cela représente près d’une espèce sur dix sur la planète.

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8 November 2016

Team discovers three new bird species in Africa [Phys]

Texas A&M University team has discovered three never before documented bird species, and there could well be more, the team’s leader said.

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8 November 2016

Southern hemisphere faster to recover after killer asteroid, study suggests [The Guardian]

Analysis of insect damage to fossil leaves presents new theory as to why southern hemisphere recovered faster from asteroid that killed the dinosaurs.

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7 November 2016

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’ [The Guardian]

For centuries scientists dismissed birds as dumb based on physical differences in their brains. How wrong we were.

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5 November 2016

Tadpoles eat more greens during heat waves [Uppsala University]

Of the many ecological questions unfolded by climate change, the potential influence of temperature on the feeding preferences of organisms is currently gathering a great deal of attention in the scientific community. In a new study, published in the journal Ecology, researchers show that three species of tadpoles generally increased herbivory under simulated heat wave scenarios.

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