Protopteris singeri used to live in Central Europe during the Cretaceous period
The red kite (Milvus milvus) lives in Europe and North Africa. At signs of danger, a mother will signal the young who will "play dead" when a predator is near.
It is the national bird of Guatemala, and its image is found on the country's flag and coat of arms. It also lends its name to the country's currency, the Guatemalan quetzal
Enoploclythia leachi inhabited the current Central Europe 70 to 100 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous
The method still used today consisting in wrapping the worm around a stick and pulling it out is found in the Ebers Papyrus, an Egyptian medical papyrus dating to around 1550 BC
The tails measure 30, 15, and 10 mm. It is likely that the base of the lizard's spine was fractured and that a tail grew from each vertebra
Used mainly in African countries, it can also be used for deposits, withdrawals, and to pay for goods and services. It has provided an access to a formal financial system for millions of people.
Its opposable "false thumb" is actually a modified bone. It allows the Giant Panda to hold bamboo while eating. The biologist Stephen Jay Gould discusses this feature in his book of essays on evolution and biology, The Panda's Thumb
The flower-like pattern is made of celestite and calcium deposits, on black limestone
The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb)
In 2014, an aerial, infrared survey of Staten Island found 793 individuals living there