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1. (Science: zoology) An arctic sea bird Fratercula arctica) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen beak, whence the name; called also bottle nose, cockandy, coulterneb, marrot, mormon, pope, and sea parrot.

The name is also applied to other related species, as the horned puffin (F. Corniculata), the tufted puffin (Lunda cirrhata), and the razorbill. Manx puffin, the Manx shearwater.

See: manx.

2. (Science: botany) The puffball.

3. A sort of apple.

Origin: Akin to puff.

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General Biology Question Concerning Cladograms

... for two tricky organisms : flying fish and tuna. These two need to be able to be split by a characterestic. Also, the succeeding animals are the puffin, turtle, chameleon and finally, the koala. If you require further information, just ask. I hope someone is able to help! Thankyou very, very ...

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by KatieJ
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: General Biology Question Concerning Cladograms
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The Colin Leslie Dean species paradox

... different breeds rather than species. Like a Chihuahua to a Doberman (Dogs)or an Arabian to a Quarter(Horses). Example of species would be a Puffin to a Penguin.

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by papa1983
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Colin Leslie Dean species paradox
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ex-situ conservation

... that some dog breeds may have endngerments. some genes or traits may be lost or modified if they are not bred well isnt it?for instance, the puffin dog of i think norway, they are almost extinct. besides, i think conservation approaches should not wait for endangerment of a species or subspecies ...

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by js_daquilanea
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: ex-situ conservation
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