Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a short tail; having short tail-feathers; brevicaudate; brachyurous: specifically said of many animals and of a few groups of animals.
- adj. having a short tail
“Scientists thought the agile walking/climbing abilities of the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata, was the result of isolation on an island without mammalian competitors, but a fossil bat from Australia shows it also had similar muscle/bone adaptations.”
“Fossils of flying reptiles come in two versions: the older long-tailed pterosaurs and the more recent short-tailed versions.”
“Meet Lil' Drac, a short-tailed fruit bat taken in by Bat World Sanctuary, an organization with a mission that includes promoting the protection and conservation of wild bats.”
“The Frenchman shrugged, removed a snuffbox from the pocket of his fashionable short-tailed jacket, and partook of the powdered tobacco with a noisy snort.”
“Until now, the short-tailed albatross has only reproduced at two sites: Torishima island in Japan and islands controlled by Tokyo and claimed by Beijing, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.”
“HONOLULU — A bird conservation group says the endangered short-tailed albatross has nested in the far northwestern edge of the Hawaiian islands – the first time the species has done so in the United States.”
“HONOLULU mdash; A bird conservation group says the endangered short-tailed albatross has nested in the far northwestern edge of the Hawaiian islands ndash; the first...”
“The short-tailed opossum Monodelphis maraxina is endemic and endangered.”
“Other rare birds are Fraser's eagle owl Bubo poensis, white-bellied robin chat Cossypher roberti, Grauer's warbler Graueria vittata, short-tailed warbler Hemitasia neumanni, yellow-eyed black flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiaca, montane double-collared sunbird Nectarinia ludovicenis and dusky twinspot Clytospiza cinereoinacea.”
“Mass mortality of short-tailed shearwaters in the southeastern Bering Sea during summer 1997.”
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