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Asst Prof @ColoradoMesaU, studier of mammalian physiology & ecology, alumna of @IthacaCollege & @UofUBiology, here for #2024MMM, tweets my own, she/her/hers
Mar 17, 2023 14 tweets 8 min read
UP NEXT, #3 STRIPED HYENA (Hyaena hyaena) versus #14 FIRE-FOOTED ROPE SQUIRREL (Funisciurus pyrropus) #2023MMM Color photo of Striped Hyena standing alone in long grass. AClose-up color photo Squirrel, standing on all fours with it Both of tonight's competitors display #MightyStripes, are found across the African continent, and lead solitary lifestyles. But their similarities stop there #2023MMM Range map of striped hyena by IUCN Red List. Striped hyenas Range map of fire-footed rope squirrel by IUCN Red List. Squ
Mar 17, 2023 19 tweets 10 min read
NEXT UP, #6 seed WILDCAT (Felis silvestris silvestris) vs. #11 seed HIGHLAND STREAKED TENREC (Hemicentetes nigriceps) #2023MMM Colored photo of wildcat, standing on all fours with its heaColored photo of tenrec, sitting among moss. Long rostrum is Tenrecs are small mammals endemic to Madagascar that range greatly in shape & size - some look like hedgehogs, others like shrews, others still like opossums or rodents #2023MMM Tenrec range map by IUCN red list. Tenrecs range is a narrow
Apr 1, 2022 26 tweets 16 min read
LAST UP: #1 seed GRIZZLY BEAR (Ursus arctos) vs. #6 seed WAPITI ELK (Cervus canadensis) from the Wild North America Division!! #EliteTrait #2022MMM Color photograph of Grizzly Bear walking along coastline at Colored photograph of elk standing in open field with conife Tonight's battle comes to you from the hive mind of @TCastanea, @je_light, @Mammals_Suck & @PKurnath #TagTeamBackAgain #2022MMM
Mar 26, 2021 31 tweets 29 min read
NEXT UP: championship match of the Red In Fur Division - #1 seed RED KANGAROO vs #2 seed RED HARTEBEEST #2021MMM Colored photograph of Red K...Colored photograph of Red H... Tonight's match is brought to you by the collaborative efforts of @TCastanea @AnneWHilborn and yours truly [gif is of Kelly Clarkson on The Voice saying "my team is so stacked"] #2021MMM
Mar 25, 2021 20 tweets 20 min read
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
Mar 23, 2021 12 tweets 15 min read
UP FIRST: From the Sea Beasties Division, 1st-seeded SABER-TOOTHED ANCHOVY vs 8th-seeded PINK VENT FISH #2021MMM Black & white illustration of Saber-toothed Anchovy with a sColored photographs of Pink Vent Fish collected at East Paci #RecapStats: Saber-toothed Anchovy is about 1m long (about 3 stoats), an ancient (45-50 MYA) marine predator & named after a vampire-like demon due to it's large single tooth (artwork by @JoschuaKnuppe) #StoatsAsMeasurement #2021MMM tinyurl.com/5bx5ths2
Mar 18, 2021 25 tweets 19 min read
Next up: 7th seeded Blue-capped ifrit (Ifrita kowaldi) vs. 10th seeded Brussels Griffon* (Canis familiaris) #2021MMM  Color photograph of blue-capped ifrit. Small song bird withColor photograph of Brussel's Griffon. Small dog is tan-brow Blue-capped Ifrits are small (34-36g, 0.16 of a stoat) passerine (perching & sing well) birds only found in the montane rainforests of New Guinea & Papua New Guinea #LiferBird #StoatsAsMeasurement #2021MMM ebird.org/species/bucifr1 Range map of blue-capped ifrit from IUCN red list. Home rang
Mar 16, 2021 15 tweets 12 min read
NEXT UP: No. 2 seed Midgardia Seastar (Midgardia xandaros) vs No. 15 seed Hydra (Hydra vulgaris). This battle is a team effort from myself & @je_light #2021MMM @je_light Midgardia Seastar is a relatively new species, described only 50 years ago! M. Seastar is an echinoderm (star fish, sea urchins & sea cucumbers) with lots of arms - in fact, it has the longest arms of any other known starfish (Downey 1972)! tinyurl.com/m9y6m3fa #2021MMM Black-and-white photograph of a star fish with a small, circ
Mar 12, 2021 26 tweets 20 min read
LAST UP: #8 seed Musk Deer (Moschus moschiferus) vs #9 seed Aoudad (Ammotragus lervia) #2021MMM A silver grey deer with no antlers but prominent tusks protrHead shot of a large brown sheep with backward bending ridge Tonight's battle is a team effort by @am_anatiala @Mammals_Suck @sexchrlab @AnneWHilborn & me! [gif of man throwing confetti with text saying teamwork make the dream work] #Teamwork #Dreamwork #2021MMM
Mar 9, 2021 24 tweets 15 min read
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
Mar 12, 2020 19 tweets 13 min read
LAST BATTLE: 8th-seeded Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) versus 9th-seeded Spotted Linsang (Prionodon pardicolor) #2020MMM Our last #TeamDogsish competitor is the Red Panda, a small-to-medium sized carnivore (5kg/11lbs/23stoats) recognizable for its white face, red-ish back & long tail with red-and-buff colored rings #StoatsAsMeasurement #FLOOF #2020MMM
Mar 10, 2020 21 tweets 14 min read
TONIGHT THE WILDCARD: Grandidier's "Mongoose" (Galidictis grandidieri) versus the Pygmy Spotted Skunk (Spilogale pygmaea)! #2020MMM Galidictis grandidieri was recently better-recognized as a vontsira than a mongoose, but since we <3 our players, we wanted to make it easier to find research on them, hence the air quotes. #2020MMM [gif is man doing air quotes]
Mar 29, 2019 26 tweets 14 min read
UP NEXT for the ELITE TRAIT: #2 MANATEE (Trichechus manatus) versus #1 MOOSE (Alces alces) #2019MMM (tonight's battle was a group effort between @chumblebiome, @je_light & yours truly) #2019MMM
Mar 27, 2019 20 tweets 11 min read
UP NEXT from the JUMP JUMP division: 1-seed TIGER versus 4-seed BHARAL #2019MMM Our Bengal Tiger weighs in at 258kg/1173 stoats & the Himalayan Blue Sheep or Bharal weights 75kg/341 stoats #StoatsAsMeasurement #2019MMM
Mar 22, 2019 19 tweets 11 min read
UP NEXT: 4-seed BHARAL versus 12-seed ROCK-WALLABY #2019MMM During round 1, the rock-wallaby upset the serval with one wicked kick #CrouchingMacropodHiddenWallaby #YouGotSERValED #2019MMM
Mar 15, 2019 17 tweets 10 min read
UP NEXT: 2nd seed Manatee (Trichechus manatus) versus 12th seed Ring-tailed Vontsira (Galidia elegans) #2019MMM The West Indian Manatee is a fully aquatic mammal (it never comes out of the water, like whales) with two subspecies that are found along the coast of Florida, islands of the Caribbean, & northeastern coast of South America (Husar, 1978) #2019MMM
Mar 14, 2019 18 tweets 9 min read
NEXT UP: 4th-seeded Bharal (Pseudois nayaur) versus 13th-seeded Stoat (Mustela erminea) #2019MMM Returning MMM fans are well acquainted with our mighty mustelid, but here are some cool facts for all the newcomers watching at home #2019MMM
Mar 29, 2018 20 tweets 10 min read
Next up from the Great Adaptations division, #1 seed Pygmy Hippo vs #4 seed Tasmanian Devil! #2018MMM This battle brought to you by @c_n_anderson, I'm just sharing the story tonight! #2018MM
Mar 27, 2018 19 tweets 15 min read
NEXT UP we have #8 seeded Thalassocnus catans vs. #1 seeded Doedicurus clavicaudatus! #2018MMM In round 1, Thalassocnus #MarineSloth munched on some sea grasses while Cynognathus #DinoDog got washed away with the #RIP tide #TeamMarineSloth eol.org/pages/4530087/… #2018MMM
Mar 23, 2018 18 tweets 12 min read
FIRST UP: #1 seed Pygmy Hippo (Choeropsis liberiensis) vs. #9 seed Maned Rat (Lophiomys imhausi)!! #2018MMM In round 1, the pygmy hippo inadvently stabbed a wandering star-nosed mole with its tusk in a swamp #oops #mybad #2018MMM
Mar 20, 2018 22 tweets 13 min read
NEXT UP: 5th seeded Moscow Dog vs. 12th seeded Sewer Rat!! #2018MMM Our top seed in this battle is the Moscow Dog (Canis familiaris), domesticated strays that have roamed the Russian city's streets for decades en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_do… (photo from Sputnik news, credit Mikhail Fomichev) #2018MMM