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  • Named in Anatomie et Biologie des Rhinogrades by Harald St├╝mpke in 1962. I cited the English translation of his work in my dissertation to see if my adviser was paying attention. He was.

    August 17, 2008

  • As I said here, I love that book. :-)

    August 17, 2008

  • Fictitious order of mammals. The sole inhabitants of an isolated Pacific archipelago, they evolved from a shrew-like ancestor into such varied forms as worm-like beings and large predators. They became extinct when the islands sank into the ocean due to atomic bomb testing; all scientists studying the creatures perished with them.

    August 17, 2008