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(Science: zoology) Any one of three species of Australian burrowing marsupials of the genus Phascolomys, especially the common species (P. Ursinus). They are nocturnal in their habits, and feed mostly on roots.

Origin: From the native name, womback, wombach, in Australia.

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Worlds strongest animal-in size

... too long ago (under 100,000 years[short relative to geological time scales]) a 100 kilo marsupial lion lived in Australia (most closley related to wombat) which scientists have found to have had the strongest bite of any organism in the world...ever..., of coarse this is only bite strength although ...

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by futurezoologist
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Worlds strongest animal-in size
Replies: 12
Views: 13893

Cellular organelles and characteristics of epithelial tissue

... secretion, absorption, or something else. Thus, major organelle(s) appear in one epithelium could be different ffrom another one. I think wombat mixed up between "chromoplast" and "chromatophore", which he refers to "chromatophore", epithelium which contains ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cellular organelles and characteristics of epithelial tissue
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Australia's Megafauna

... I don't know at what stage in time the Megafauna walked this continent but it would of been a fair ways back when there was giant Kangaroo and Wombat As what David said above if you get geographical isolation new species soon evolve as in Darwins natural selection theory within the Galapagos ...

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by vk4vfx
Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Australia's Megafauna
Replies: 6
Views: 6096

The Fiber Disease

... Disease research (the incurable X Files-like disease in which colored fibers grow from your skin), protecting the endangered hairy-nosed wombat or promoting the fruitarian diet. You are too kind, really Sincerely,

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by Linn
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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[Help] Wombat

... now-extinct Genyornis and the surviving emu (Dromaius)--in three Australian locations. They then corroborated their findings by analyzing ancient wombat teeth. “What your mother told you is true: You are what you eat,” stated co-author of the study Marilyn Fogel of Carnegie. “Eggshells and teeth ...

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by David George
Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: [Help] Wombat
Replies: 4
Views: 2890
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