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Mar 10, 2022 28 tweets 16 min read
Tonight in #MMMAfterDark: Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) vs Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)! co-written by yours truly and @AnneWHilborn #MMMAfterDark two of them meme: two russian blue chunky kittens sit on a b
Mar 19, 2021 24 tweets 11 min read
NEXT UP: # 3 seed Bay Cat (Catopuma badia) vs # 6 seed Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)! #2021MMM a brownish-red cat with cir...a red fox sits on gravel, w... This battle was a collab between @kwasiscientific & me #2021MMM
Mar 12, 2020 17 tweets 11 min read
NEXT UP:

Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox; seed 6)

vs.

Greater Grison (Galictis vittata; seed 11) #2020MMM fossa facing rightgrison facing left A Madagascar exclusive (a la Vulpix to Pokemon Red) & listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, the #FierceFossa is an awesome representative of the endemic Eupleridae fam that can get up to 31.5 inches or 2.4 stoats long! #2020MMM #StoatsAsMeasurement iucn range map: the fossa can be found everywhere in madagascar except the center
Mar 29, 2019 16 tweets 8 min read
NEXT UP from the CAT-e-GORY division: Sea Lion (1) vs Tiger Quoll (7)!!! #2019MMM

[this has been a team effort between moi & @chumblebiome] In one corner we have our 15-stoat lightweight tiger quoll, the Cinderella of #2019MMM! He's snacked on catbirds, sat back & relaxed while nimravids duked it out, & scared off (he thinks) the fig-fascinated bear cat in Malaysia! #StoatsAsMeasurement
Mar 27, 2019 24 tweets 13 min read
NEXT UP from the CAT-e-GORY division:

Bear Cat (3) vs Tiger Quoll (7) #2019MMM Although this battle consists of solo competitors, it does feature a tag team of commentators, namely moi & @AnneWHilborn #TagTeamBackAgain #2019MMM
Mar 22, 2019 14 tweets 7 min read
NEXT UP: 9-BANDED ARMADILLO (Dasypus novemcinctus; 10) vs STREAKED TENREC (Hemicentetes semispinosus; 15)! #2019MMM Last week, the 9-banded armadillo went up against & suffered no injuries due to the sifaka during its nice vacation to Madagascar.

The streaked tenrec also suffered no injuries (other than to its pride) against its battle with the markhor. #2019MMM
Mar 19, 2019 13 tweets 8 min read
NEXT UP: Great horned owl 🦉 (Bubo virginianus; 5) vs Panther chameleon 🦎 (Furcifer pardalis; 12)! #2019MMM The great horned owl (Least Concern), AKA "the tiger of the air". Despite being in the Fam Strigidae, early naturalists called it the tiger owl due to its tiger-like stripey barring. Extremely adaptable, it has the widest range of any true American owl. #2019MMM
Mar 19, 2019 13 tweets 8 min read
FIRST UP: Top-ranked Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) versus Wildcard Winner larval Antlion (Dendroleon pantherinus)

[written by @PKurnath]

#2019MMM Tonight's Battle is Lion-e-Lion! Which Lion will sleep <forever> TONIGHT!?!? #DoNotClickThisVideo #DontDoIt #2019MMM
Mar 15, 2019 22 tweets 9 min read
NEXT UP:
White-lipped peccary (4)

vs

Rakali (13)! #2019MMM To the right we have the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari; Vulnerable)! This pig can grow to 4 stoats long (139 cm) & 180 stoats heavy (40 kg). It lives across Central/South America in habitats ranging from rainforest to grasslands. #2019MMM #StoatsAsMeasurement
Mar 14, 2019 22 tweets 9 min read
NEXT UP: Markhor (2) vs Streaked tenrec (15)! #2019MMM choose your fighter spiky boy or spikier boy The markhor (Capra falconeri; Near Threatened) is a large mountain goat that lives in the mountains of central Asian countries, including Pakistan, Tajikstan, & Uzbekistan. They can get to 4 ft at the shoulder & weigh up to 243 lbs/496 stoats! #2019MMM #StoatsAsMeasurement
Oct 17, 2018 75 tweets 37 min read
this is the twitter version of the lecture I gave to an undergraduate wildlife management class, called "Conservation and How Colonialism Fucked Everything" (not really).

short version: #bloodparks I was taught a sanitized version of American wildlife management/conservation. it's only through self-study/listening that I learned any of this. By not acknowledging the violence that occurred in the US w/ regards to wildlife/resources we do our students a disservice #bloodparks
Apr 3, 2018 32 tweets 18 min read
UP NEXT: #1 seed Orinoco Crocodile vs #2 seed Amebelodon! #2018MMM Tonight's battle also brought to you by @chumblebiome, @drew_lab, @MarkKissel, and @c_n_anderson. #2018MMM
Mar 30, 2018 22 tweets 14 min read
NEXT UP: #1 seeded PYGMY HIPPO vs. #2 seeded CHEETAH! #2018MMM

(photo credit: #actuallivingscientist @AnneWHilborn, Dr. John Carroll (snr.unl.edu/aboutus/who/pe…), Dr. Hernandez (warnell.uga.edu/people/faculty…) & @conservationorg (pygmyhippo.uga.edu/index.html)) Tonight's battle was a tag-team collab between @AnneWHilborn (Anne) and @am_anatiala (Asia)! #whapalabmates #2018MMM
Mar 29, 2018 20 tweets 12 min read
'TIS THE FINALE!! #1 seeded Doedicurus clavicaudatus vs. #4 seeded Andrewsarchus mongoliensis!

(DC: gettyimages.ca/detail/news-ph…; AM: Bogdanov 2006) #2018MMM Tonight's battle has been brought to you by the mighty collaboration of @PKurnath & I. #teamwork #TeamKylo #2018MMM
Mar 27, 2018 19 tweets 10 min read
NEXT UP: #4 seed Andrewsarchus mongoliensis vs #5 seed Thylacoleo carnifex! #2018MMM To get here, Andrewsarchus taste-tested Nuralagus rex & the giant short-faced kangaroo blundered against our marsupial lion from down under, Thylacoleo! (AM: Bogdanov 2006; TC: Roman Yevseyev romanyevseyev.deviantart.com) #2018MMM
Mar 23, 2018 14 tweets 8 min read
NEXT UP:
#1 seed Harar hyena
vs
#8 seed Bristol fox!
#2018MMM Less than two days ago, the hyena from the walled eastern Ethiopian city of Harar devoured the Belo Horizonte marmoset, & the Bristol fox scare off a raccoon from some choice eggshells. Now these carnivores will face each other! #2018MMM
Mar 22, 2018 19 tweets 9 min read
NEXT UP:
#1 seed Orinoco crocodile 🐊
VS
#16 seed praying mantis! 🙏🏽🦗
#2018MMM The croc & mantis diverged ~797 mya (timetree.org). Around this time the Earth went through an ice age that covered the entire world.

This might have led to the rise of algae due to glaciers grinding up stone into nutrients! #2018MMM cosmosmagazine.com/geoscience/how…
Mar 16, 2018 17 tweets 9 min read
NEXT UP: #4 seed Andrewsarchus mongoliensis vs #13 seed Nuralagus rex! #2018MMM Not much is known about A. mongoliensis because the only evidence we have of their existence is one massive, 3-foot long skull with enormous teeth (see quoted tweet). We know that they lived in Inner Mongolia about 45 mya. #2018MMM