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a prominent terminal projection, especially of a carpel or fruit.

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Which animal is this?

When I was walking down the street I noticed this weird bug. It looks like some kind of worm with a beak like a bird and an antenna on his head which looks like a slug eye. Does anybody know how it is called?

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by SajkD
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Which animal is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 3830

Re: What is this animal?

totally not a croc. it more in the bird family you can see it has a beak with teeth in it. this is what a real croc skeleton looks like. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=saltwater+crocodile+skeleton&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1366&bih=673&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=BNmLnrgtRtJwuM:&imgrefurl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwinz/2900977439/&docid=qCfRH1LLok2IvM&imgurl=http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3028/2900977439_b87846a53e_z.jpg%253Fzz%253D1&w=640&h=428&ei=VNW5T9X7CIPW2gWLw5mtCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=183&vpy=325&dur=606&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=142&ty=70&sig=107152930806324505822&page=1&tbnh=154&tbnw=205&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0,i:87

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by hopperdot
Mon May 21, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
Replies: 12
Views: 12518

Re: Ecology : competition

... particular flowers. Where you have two similar species competing for the same basic food, they evolve to source it differently. ex one has a long beak for a long flower and another has a curved beak for a curved flower, so that they are not in direct competition for the same food-nectar.

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by animartco
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Ecology : competition
Replies: 10
Views: 7926

The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... to the book, the genetic information has to be previously present. All the genetic information for each finch's dietary preference, color, type of beak, etc must all be in the ancestor. Therefore, the ancestor should be able to lay eggs, each with a different type of finch because all of the genetic ...

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by Tomn
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Implausible Engines of Evolution
Replies: 40
Views: 74321

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... with was still E.coli when he concluded. Another place to look is in a very small system like Darwins finches in the Galopago islands. "The Beak of The Finch" chronicles the Grants' herculean multiyear study of these finches separating into 3 species during bad years and hybridizing ...

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by scottie
Fri May 06, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
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