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FIRST UP: From the Red In Fur Division, 1st seeded Red Kangaroo vs. 8th seeded Red-crested Tree Rat. Tonight's battle composed by @PKurnath! #2021MMM ROO:  Colored photograph of...RAT: Colored photograph of ...
#RecapStats: Red Kangaroos are 90kg (409 stoats), 1.8m tall (7.2 stoats), the largest extant marsupials & live in Australia #TeamMetatherian #StoatsAsMeasurement #2021MMM Colored photograph of Red K...
Red Kangaroos can be fast (25 mph!) over short distances due to their unique locomotion - hopping! Mechanical energy is stored & released by their achilles tendons & other foot ligaments (Freeman et al 2020) #2021MMM
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UP NEXT: 8-seed Red-crested Tree Rat vs. 9-seed Red & White Giant Flying Squirrel #2021MMM ImageImage
This battle was crafted by @PKurnath, but I will be pinch-hitting the tweeting for her tonight #2021MMM
Another battle with two competitors from Rodentia! Another tough decision for @MC_Marmot #TeamRodent #TeamRat #TeamSquirrel #2021MMM
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TONIGHT'S BATTLE: Hopi Chipmunk vs. Southern Red-backed Vole #2021MMM
This year, the wild card bout pits two pint-sized but fierce rodents against each other #TeamRodent #2021MMM
So everyone is asking the same question... WHO WILL @MC_Marmot CHEER FOR?!? #TeamSquirrel #TeamVole #2021MMM
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LAST UP: No. 8 seed Finlayson's Squirrel (Callosciurus finlaysonii) vs No. 9 seed Kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei) #2020MMM
Finlayson's Squirrel is our 3rd #TeamRodent of the night. These "beautiful squirrels" (but aren't they all??) are quite lovely with highly variable coat colors ranging from all white to all black to all red (Boonkhaw et al. 2017 #2020MMM
In fact, Callosciurus is Greek for beautiful ('callo'), shadow ('skia'), & tail ('oura') (Borror 1960 Finlayson's Squirrel are #smol squirrels (1.3 stoats #StoatsAsMeasurements), found in the trees (arboreal) in southeast Asia rainforests #2020MMM
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NEXT UP: #5 seed Beaver (Rodentia: Castor canadensis) vs #13 seed Rakali (Rodentia: Hydromys chrysogaster). It's #TeamRodent vs #TeamRodent! #2019MMM
In Waterfalls Round 1, Beaver tail slap sent Mink circuitously for a muskrat meal. A poacher's gunshot took out Peccary & Rakali advanced #2019MMM
Beavers influence entire ecosystems, even in the face of wildfires. #ActualLivingScientist @EmilyFairfax reveals how busy Beavers engineer an ecosystem: #2019MMM
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