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  • Wolverines are the largest land-dwelling members of the weasel family.

    Wolverine Spotted in Colorado

  • If dinosaurs existed at the time of the Flood, then the land-dwelling air-breathing varieties would have drowned in the flood just like all the other land-dwelling air-breathing critters.

    Alternative to Dembski's Theodicy?

  • The discovery undermines a theory that gained ground in the 1980s, which claims that land-dwelling dinosaurs died out long before an asteroid slammed into the planet to produce what is known as the Chicxulub crater on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.

    'Last dinosaur' fossil adds weight to theory that asteroid wiped out creatures

  • But it turned out to be an unexpected joy right from the first page: richly and sensually written, it mines deep seams of imagination and characterisation in its portrayal of an alternate world in which land-dwelling humans share medieval Europe with merfolk-like 'deepsmen'.

    MIND MELD: What Was the Last SF/F Book That Surprised You?

  • It's so large, in comparison to its land-dwelling relative, the familiar and even slightly cute pillbug or sowbug, because of the phenomenon of deep sea gigantism, which also gives rise to the giant squid.

    April 2010

  • Other paleontologists believe that flight arose instead from the ground up, as land-dwelling dinosaurs learned to run and flap their winged forelimbs until they achieved liftoff.

    Birdology

  • Most of us have at least a hazy idea of what trilobites were -- more or less crustacean-like critters that lived in the prehistoric seas of Earth back in that incomprehensibly ancient period before the dinosaurs or any other form of land-dwelling being.

    New Race

  • The widespread tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), the world's largest land-dwelling salamander, is able to survive in the Sonoran by burrowing underground during the dry season and emerging during wet times.

    Sonoran desert

  • Marine ecosystems in the Arctic, and worldwide, are less well known than terrestrial ecosystems, largely because humans are land-dwelling creatures with limited capabilities for operating below the surface of the sea.

    Critical elements of wildlife management in an Arctic undergoing change

  • Surely not because they evolved, over millions of years, from land-dwelling quadripeds?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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