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We present this blog with the intention to serve as a journal about the life on our planet. While we are not (yet) experts in the field, our enthusiasm and interest on the different lifeforms around this world came to provide texts and comments on new and relictic subjects. This blog came from the idea of entereing the blogroll of science writting and reviving our past sites in the subject, all in Portuguese language: BioData by Rafael and Biolista by Piter. The blog will serve as a sibling to our other existing journal, Poisor Tristesi, as well for discussing the representation of both extinct and extant life in art.

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  • August 10, 2012
  • 12:38 PM

Friday Fellow: Bleeding Tooth Fungus

by Piter Boll in Earthling Nature

by Piter Kehoma Boll  Our species today is a beautiful fungus, Hydnellum peckii, the bleeding tooth fungus. It was described in 1913 by Howard J. Banker and named after the botanist C. H. Peck who collected it at North Elba, New … Continue reading →... Read more »

Shiryaev, A. (2008) Diversity and distribution of thelephoroid fungi (Basidiomycota, Thelephorales) in the Sverdlovsk region, Russia. Folia Cryptogamica Estonica, 131-141. info:/

  • August 10, 2012
  • 01:09 AM

How are little flatworms colored? A Geoplana vaginuloides analysis

by Piter Boll in Earthling Nature

by Piter Kehoma Boll  As you already know, I work with land planarians, so there’s nothing more natural than seeing me talking about them. Today I’ll make a brief comment about the type species of the genus Geoplana which gives … Continue reading →... Read more »

Darwin, C. (1844) Brief Description of several Terrestrial Planariae, and of some remarkable Marine Species, with an Account of their Habits. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Annales des Sciences Naturelles, 241-251. info:/

  • August 3, 2012
  • 07:38 AM

Friday Fellow: ‘Soft Snake’

by Piter Boll in Earthling Nature

by Piter Kehoma Boll Our Friday Fellow today was chosen because it was seen in the last days in Brazilian news websites and blogs. Its name is Atretochoana eiselti and it is a rare species of caecilian amphibian found in Brazil. … Continue reading →... Read more »

Hoogmoed, M. S.; Maciel, A. O. and Coragem, J. T. (2011) Discovery of the largest lungless tetrapod, Atretochoana eiselti (Taylor, 1968) (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Typhlonectidae), in its natural habitat in Brazilian Amazonia. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi : Ciências Naturais, 6(3), 241-262. info:/

  • March 27, 2012
  • 07:17 PM

What’s a species 1: Horizontal species concepts

by Piter Boll in Earthling Nature

by Piter Kehoma Boll What’s a species? Maybe to you that may sound like something too obvious to think about, but actually the concept of species is one of the most intriguing and controversial topics in biology. Sometimes it’s not … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • January 16, 2012
  • 12:37 PM

Why I Don’t Trust Jack Horner 1: The Holes in the Old Triceratops Idea

by Pangeia King in Earthling Nature

By Carlos Augusto Chamarelli As my friends know very well, I’m a fervent opponent of Jack Horner’s ideas. So naturally I had to start a series for analyzing and counter attacking some of his wackiest theories about dinosaur which, I … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • December 18, 2011
  • 02:43 AM

The Macaw of Dominica

by Piter Boll in Earthling Nature

Extinct Macaw from Dominica known only from a single report... Read more »

Clark, A. H. (1908) The Macaw of Dominica. Auk, 309-311. info:/

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