Saturday, May 16, 2009
How long do they have to live in our neighborhood?
All I'm sayin' is this : if a creature's lived in my part of the world for 11,000 years, I consider it native!
That's why, next time someone tells me that wild horses are not
native to North America & so don't qualify as an American icon, I'll mention that a distinguished team of worldwide experts (see below) examined fossils of horses from the Pleistocene era and found them identical to our modern horses.
1 Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2 Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
3 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, United States of America
4 Government of the Yukon, Cultural Services Branch, Whitehorse, Canada
5 Quaternary Paleontology Program, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
6 Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
7 Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biologia Celular (IMBICE), La Plata, Argentina
8 Instituto de la Patagonia, Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile
9 Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, University of Alberta, Canada
10 San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California, United States of America
11 China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
Now, I'm trying to come up with a way to memorize the list of countries the scholars represent. Any study tips from you all?
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