News tagged with tortoises

Study of relocated desert tortoises reveals a surprise

Results of a study on the relocation of a community of desert tortoises in California has unveiled a mystery: When moved only a short distance from their habitat, the females in the group assimilated to their new location ...

dateMay 25, 2017 in Ecology
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Little tortoise, big range

WCS scientists have discovered the impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa) in the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Myanmar, some 528 miles from its known range in that country. The researchers reported their finding ...

dateJan 24, 2017 in Ecology
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ESF lists top 10 new species for 2016

A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" that might provide clues to the origin of humans are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the ...

dateMay 23, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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