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Mar 23, 2018 19 tweets 11 min read
Next Up: #4 Coyote (Canis latrans) vs. #12 Sewer Rat (Rattus norvegicus) #2018MMM Our combatants advanced entirely unscathed from round 1: Coyote gave up on pursuing a possum while Sewer Rat was very fortunate to have encountered a Moscow Dog that prefers human handouts to hunting #2018MMM
Mar 22, 2018 18 tweets 14 min read
NEXT UP: #3 seed Komodo Dragon versus #14 seed Hellbender #2018MMM The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a bohemith of a lizard, the largest extant species can be up to 3m (10ft) in length and weighs in at up to 70 kg (150lb) It is listed as Vulnerable by @IUCNRedList en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komodo_dr… (Ciofi 2004) #2018MMM
Mar 20, 2018 17 tweets 15 min read
NEXT UP: COYOTE VERSUS VIRGINIA OPOSSUM #2018MMM Coyote and Virginia opossum last shared a common ancestor 160 million years ago timetree.org kumarlab.net/downloads/pape… #2018MMM