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Posts tagged Central America

December 29, 2010

 

Lily pads floating in water

Lily Pads, Cecropia Trees, And Vines

The Cecropia tree is the only tree in the rain forest not loaded down with vines... why?

April 16, 2006

 

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Snake Mimicry

Could you tell a coral snake from the similar looking, but non-poisonous scarlet king snake?

September 29, 2005

 

I Run to Suck Your Blood

As you know, bats are the only flying mammals, and, as their bodies became increasingly specialized for flight over the course of evolution, most species lost the ability to walk. Only a couple of exceptions are known, including a species of bat that lives in New Zealand and the common vampire bat of South and Central America. While other bats can only shuffle, these bats use their wings as forelimbs, so they can walk around like any other four-legged animals. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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