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  Mammal - MSN Encarta
Most mammals are covered with hair or fur, and most have specialized teeth that help them to cut or chew their food.
Mammals include some of the most familiar members of the animal kingdom, such as cats, dogs, elephants, and whales, and also human beings—a species that now dominates life on earth.
The most successful mammals in this environment are ruminants—hoofed species such as buffaloes and antelope—which have a highly specialized digestive system that has evolved to break down cellulose, a tough substance that forms the walls of plant cells.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561349/Mammal.html   (2541 words)

 The Hall of Mammals
Placental mammals are one of three major groups of living mammals.
Mammals themselves are part of a larger tetrapod group called the Synapsida.
View the Paleocene Mammals page for information about the archaic mammal species that lived between 65 and 55 million years ago.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /mammal/mammal.html   (272 words)

Mammal is an animal that feeds its young on the mother's milk.
Mammals are important not only to people but also to the whole system of life on the earth.
Mammals that eat flesh, which is easy to digest, have a fairly simple stomach and short intestines.
www.childrensmuseum.org /special_exhibits/bones/articles/animalBones/a_ab_mammal.htm   (6244 words)

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Phylogenetically, the Mammalia are defined as the last common ancestor of monotremes (e.g., echidnas) and therian mammals (e.g., hedgehogs), and all of this last common ancestor's descendants.
Mammals have integumentary systems made up of three layers: the outermost epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis.
Mammals belong among the amniotes, and in particular to a group called the synapsids, distinguished by the shape of their skulls.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/mammal.html   (880 words)

 What is a Mammal
No other animal has hair in the same form as mammals, and all mammals have some hair at least at the beginning of their lives - baby whales and dolphins are born with a moustache.
Mammals, or Mammalia are a class in the Phylum Chordata and the Subphylum Vertebrata.
Mammals are heterodontic, meaning that their teeth are different shapes, except those with no teeth at all.
www.earthlife.net /mammals/mammal.html   (1055 words)

 ADW: Mammalia: Information
Mammals have evolved to exploit a large variety of ecological niches and life history strategies and, in concert, have evolved numerous adaptations to take advantage of different lifestyles.
Once mammals are born they must maintain their own body temperatures, no longer being able to depend on their mother for thermoregulation, as was the case during pregnancy.
Mammals that are common in urban or suburban areas can become a problem if they cause damage to automobiles when they are struck on the road, or can become household pests.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Mammalia.html   (4679 words)

 Marine Mammal Commission
The Commission was created under Title II of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, which took effect on 21 December of that year.
The Commission's primary focus and duties are the protection and conservation of marine mammals.
This site provides a single point of information on the activities, programs, and publications of the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors on Marine Mammals, and conveys other relevant information on the conservation and protection of marine mammals and their ecosystems.
www.mmc.gov   (200 words)

 American Museum of Natural History
Most Mesozoic mammals were the size of today's mice and rats, weighing a few pounds at most and at a distinct size disadvantage in the face of predatory dinosaurs.
Scientists hypothesized that these primitive mammals remained small because carnivorous and herbivorous reptiles, already on the evolutionary scene, prevented mammals from competing for the food and territory and evolving to become larger.
Mammals never got a good chance to grow larger, scientists thought, because larger reptiles, including dinosaurs, lived longer, could move faster, and could travel further to find food due to their size advantage.
www.amnh.org /science/papers/mesozoic_mammal.php   (1447 words)

 Marine Mammals
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), enacted in 1972, was the first legislation that called for an ecosystem approach to natural resource management and conservation.
Authority to manage marine mammals was divided between the Department of the Interior (delegated to the Fish and Wildlife Service) and the Department of Commerce (delegated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
A third Federal agency, the Marine Mammal Commission (MMC), was later established to review and make recommendations on the policies and actions of the Service and NOAA related to their implementation of the MMPA.
www.fws.gov /habitatconservation/marine_mammals.htm   (661 words)

Marine mammal scientists are hired because of their skills as scientists, not because they like or want to work with marine mammals.
Marine mammal studies often involve long, hard, soggy, sunburned days at sea, countless hours in a laboratory, extensive work on computers, hard labor such as hauling buckets of fish to feed animals, hours of cleanup, numerous reports, tedious grant applications and permit applications.
First, identify marine mammal scientists who are doing current research in an area of interest, their university affiliation, whether they have funds to support graduate students, and if they are accepting new students.
www.marinemammalogy.org /strat.htm   (3764 words)

 Early Mammal Dined on Dinosaurs: Scientific American
New fossil finds from China are painting a different picture of the mammals that lived alongside the dinosaurs during the Mesozoic era.
Most mammals known from this time are thought of as relatively small, nocturnal creatures--the hunted rather than the hunters.
The scientists also found remains of a larger mammal, about the size of a small dog, that was a close relative of the dinosaur eater.
www.sciam.com /article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=00016D38-9B8F-11E5-9B8F83414B7F0000   (599 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'New mammal' seen in Borneo woods
In the dense central forests of Borneo, a conservation group has found what appears to be a new species of mammal.
WWF caught two images of the animal, which is bigger than a domestic cat, dark red, and has a long muscular tail.
The team which discovered it, led by biologist Stephan Wulffraat, is publishing full details in a new book on Borneo and its wildlife.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/4501152.stm   (578 words)

 Mammal Slide Library
The Mammal Image Library pays all shipping and handling costs to addressees in Canada, USA, and Mexico, but there is an additional shipping charge of $2.00 US for sending slides elsewhere.
In 1992, the Mammal Image Library instituted a program whereby grants in the form of MSL slides can be obtained by educational institutions in developing countries.
The success of the Mammal Image Library reflects the voluntary support of many individuals, including some who are not members of the parent organization, the American Society of Mammalogists.
www.emporia.edu /biosci/msl/home.htm   (1264 words)

 Ocean Mammal Institute (OMI): Home Page
The research results are then used to develop guidelines to protect these marine mammals.
Her specific actions include: speaking to Congressional representatives; educating the public; serving as a member of the Federal Advisory Committee that will make recommendations to Congress on acoustic impacts on marine mammals; working with the European Parliament, NATO and the UN to address the international problem of underwater noise pollution.
Their data resulted in the Hawaii State Legislature passing a bill banning the operation of parasail boats and jet skis in west Maui and 2 other Hawaiian coastal areas each year during whale mating season.
www.oceanmammalinst.org   (484 words)

 Internet Marine Mammal Resource List
International Marine Mammal Project (Earth Island) - Environmental awareness and protection.
Marine Mammal Information Server - Links, resources and sound samples.
Sierra Club Policy: Marine Mammals - Text of Sierra Club's marine mammal policy.
whale.wheelock.edu /whalenet-stuff/interwhale.html   (563 words)

 North American Fossil Mammal Systematics Database   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a personal database compiled by John Alroy in the course of his research.
The database was developed to supplement the North American Mammalian Paleofaunal Database, which also can be searched and is now a part of the Paleobiology Database.
Feel free to search the database, but please contact me if you have questions about the database; find any mistakes or omissions; or want to use the data in a publication.
www.nceas.ucsb.edu /~alroy/nafmsd.html   (721 words)

 Louisiana State Mammal: Black Bear
Louisiana fl bears are fl, some with a distinct white "blaze" on their chest.
These intelligent mammals are opportunistic feeders and will eat almost anything that is available.
Although natural foods, such as berries and acorns, comprise a majority of a bear's diet, bears readily take advantage of food options provided by humans.
www.e-referencedesk.com /resources/state-mammal/louisiana.html   (772 words)

 Texas State Flying Mammal: Mexican Free-tailed Bat
The Mexican free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis, is Texas's Flying Mammal, adopted on May 25, 1995.
RESOLVED, That the 74th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby declare the Mexican free-tailed bat the "Official Flying Mammal" of the State of Texas; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be prepared for Bat Conservation International as an expression of the high regard of the Legislature of the State of Texas.
www.e-referencedesk.com /resources/state-mammal/texas-flying.html   (765 words)

 ZOOM MAMMALS - EnchantedLearning.com
Mammals are animals that have hair, are warm-blooded, and nourish their young with milk.
Mammals evolved during the Triassic period, about the same time that the first dinosaurs appeared.
Some modern-day mammals include people, apes, cats, dogs, tigers, mice, moose, aardvarks
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals   (41 words)

 The Marine Mammal Center
Click here to read about The Marine Mammal Center’s lead role in the successful efforts to help two wayward humpback whales back to the ocean.
Click here to help The Center continue to respond to these and other extraordinary marine mammal rescues.
Read and view part 2 of a multimedia presentation about The Center in the July 31, 2006 edition of the Los Angeles Times.
www.tmmc.org   (332 words)

 National Marine Mammal Laboratory
The National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) conducts research on marine mammals important to the mission of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with particular attention to issues related to marine mammals off the coasts of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California.
For more information about the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, please contact us at nmml.information@noaa.gov or call NMML Director John Bengtson at (206) 526-4045, or NMML Deputy Director Robyn Angliss at (206) 526-4032.
WADE, P. CALAMBOKIDIS, and S. Killer whales and marine mammal trends in the North Pacific -- a re-examination of evidence for sequential megafauna collapse and the prey-switching hypothesis.
nmml.afsc.noaa.gov   (915 words)

 NMNH Department of Systematic Biology, Division of Mammals - Mammal Species of the World Home Page
We are currently underway in the planning and development stages of creating a new and improved online query and export facility for the updated MSW3 data.
The data in this checklist of mammal species of the world are being presented for non-commercial, personal, and collections management use only.
Copying or redistributing these data in any manner for personal or corporate gain is not permitted.
www.nmnh.si.edu /msw   (160 words)

 NMNH Department of Systematic Biology, Division of Mammals - Mammal Species of the World Home Page
A new website containing the updated content is in the planning stages and is expected to launch in 2007.
The data in this checklist of mammal species of the world are being presented for non-commercial, personal, and collections management use only.
Copying or redistributing these data in any manner for personal or corporate gain is not permitted.
nmnhgoph.si.edu /msw   (132 words)

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