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NEXT UP: 6-seed Sphinx Monkey (Mandrillus sphinx) vs. 7-seed Blue-Capped Ifrit (Ifrita kowaldi) #2021MMM
Sphinx Monkey brutally devoured Bush Squirrel & avoided confrontation with Chimpanzee (& Hawk-Eagle) to reach the #Sweet16. Ifrit, meanwhile, made an eye-popping escape from the mouth of Brussels Griffon before repelling Cryptkeeper Wasp. #2021MMM
The @IUCNRedList classifies Sphinx Monkeys (aka Mandrills) as 'vulnerable'. Deforestation & habitat destruction are major threats & have caused population decline in recent years. #2021MMM
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P NEXT: From the Tricksy Taxonomy Division, 2nd-seeded RED WOLF versus 3rd-seeded MOUNTAIN TAPIR #Sweet16 #2021MMM Colored photograph of Mountain Tapir standing in woods.  CloColored photograph of Red Wolf standing in grass with trees
This battle was a group effort by @sexchrlab, @TanisBP, @StoneLab_ASU & yours truly! [gif is of four men jumping in air together, from Anchorman movie, with "Best Team Ever" text at top] #DreamTeam #2021MMM
@sexchrlab @TanisBP @StoneLab_ASU Red Wolf has some majorly tricksy taxonomy, which has made protecting this critically endangered, small-ish & slender (27.5kg, 125 stoats) member of genus Canis challenging #StoatsAsMeasurement #2021MMM…
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Next Up: 4th-seeded Maroon Langur (Presbytis rubicunda) vs. No.5 seed Red Brocket (Mazama americana) #2021MMM ImageImage
After last night's amphibian vs amphibian, reptile vs. reptile, named for an Egyptian god vs named for an Egyptian god...
Tonight we bring you brutal Ruminant on ruminant* action! #2021MMM
Cause we're really gonna rock tonight! #2021MMM
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NEXT UP: #3 Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque) vs #6 Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi)! Collaborative battle by me and @annewhilborn with genetics by @sexchrlab #2021MMM Image showing a stout bodied dark grey tapir on the left pic
@AnneWHilborn @sexchrlab Mountain Tapir can be active any time of day, unlike other tapir species which are mostly nocturnal. Activity levels depend on elevation, with more foraging occurring throughout the day in secondary forests below 3000m. ( #2021MMM
@AnneWHilborn @sexchrlab Mountain Tapir spend lots of time at mineral licks & eating clay for salt, silica, & copper. It is thought these minerals are needed to neutralize plant defense compounds! ( #2021MMM Poor photoshop of Tapir's face with tounge sticking out onto
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Up next we have the 5 Crab & Loggerhead Sea turtle hosting the 4 Seed Cleaner wrasse & moray eel #2019MMM
In the last round the "crabberhead" defeated the clownfish & anemone in a tragic battle, while the wrasse & eel overcame the fire coral & algae twosome #2019MMM
Tonight we find the crab swimming around the sea turtle where it's picking off small pieces of algae growing on the shell of the turtle, the warm Fijian sea bathes these peaceful mutualists #2019MMM
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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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