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February 24, 2012
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Evolution of Earliest Horses Driven by Climate Change

*The hotter it gets, the smaller the animal?* When Sifrhippus sandae, the earliest known horse, first appeared in the forests of North America more than 50 million years ago, it would not have been mistaken for a Clydesdale. It weighed … Continue reading

September 24, 2011
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UF-led study: Invasive Amphibians, Reptiles in Florida Outnumber World

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has the world’s worst invasive amphibian and reptile problem, and a new 20-year study led by a University of Florida researcher verifies the pet trade as the No. 1 cause of the species’ introductions. From 1863 … Continue reading

August 18, 2011
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Researchers Discover Oldest Evidence of Nails in Modern Primates

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga’s sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion. But they are not just pretty — when nails appeared on all fingers and toes in modern primates … Continue reading

July 6, 2011
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New Study Documents First Cookiecutter Shark Attack on A Live Human

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers provides details on the first cookiecutter shark attack on a live human, a concern as warm summer waters attract more people to the ocean. The study currently online … Continue reading

June 29, 2011
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Rare Deep-Water Giant Squid from South Florida Brought to UF for Research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers received a rare 25-foot-long, deep-water giant squid Monday, the only one of its kind in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Recovered by recreational fishermen who found the creature floating … Continue reading