Museum collections predict species abundance in the wild

Museum collections of plants and critters—small mammals, fish, insects and amphibians—are a good reflection of most species' relative abundance in the wild, finds a surprising new study by University of Vermont researchers ...

Doubling the number of species of hand-standing spotted skunks

Picture a skunk. You're probably thinking of a stocky animal, around the size of a housecat, black with white stripes, like Pepé Le Pew. That describes North America's most common skunk, the striped skunk, but they also ...

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