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Tonight's FINAL BATTLE is 6-seed BOBCAT (Lynx rufus) vs. 11 seed STRIPED SKUNK (Mephitis mephitis) #2018MMM
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: This #2018MMM battle will not feature ANY Warner Bros skunk gifs that involve him harassing and grabbing a lady he's after. #OnlyYesMeansYes
In this head to head match-up the two are going carnivora-e-carnivora although they last shared a common ancestor ~54 MYA timetree.org #2018MMM
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NEXT UP: 8th seeded Bristol Fox (Vulpes vulpes) vs 9th seeded Racoon (Procyon lotor) #2018MMM
Our penultimate battle of the night (written mostly by
@chumblebiome) features two members of the taxonomic order Carnivora, which means they have a specialization for eating meat: #carnassials. Skull images from @NMNH #2018MMM
However, being part of Order Carnivora doesn't mean they only eat meat. Both of these Carnivorans can eat an omnivorous diet consisting of both plants and other animals. This makes them highly adaptable to many different types of environments! #UrbanJungle #2018MMM
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First Up Tonight we have #16 seeded Belo Horizonte Marmoset vs. #1 Harar Hyena! #2018MMM
Despite it’s long neck and loping stride, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) is not a cross between a bear + dog as some people claim. The family (Hyaenidae) is more closely related to cats than the dogs. Spotted hyena range over much of Africa #2018MMM iucnredlist.org/details/5674/0
Black tufted marmosets (Callithrix penicillata) are small new world monkeys (about 1.5 stoats/350 g). They live in family groups of 4-14 individuals in central Brazil and forage for fruit, flowers, leaves, young stems, tree resin, and insects #2017MMM citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/downlo…
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