Willbraham

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within
limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add
‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s
will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”

- Thomas Jefferson (via moralanarchism)

astronomy-to-zoology:

Stangeia xerodes

…is a species of Plume Moth (Pterohoridae) which occurs on most of mainland Australia, the Ryukyu Islands, and Java. Adults typically fly from spring through fall, and feed mainly on nectar/pollen. Stangeia xerodes larvae feed on Cleome spp, Cajanus cajan, and Acacia spp. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Peterophoroidea-Peterophoridae-Oxyptilini-Stangeia-S. xerodes

Image: dhobern

sheenvelopesthenight:

psych2go:

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Yes that’s why there’s some many Lies, media propaganda, and stupid ass societal standards put into place to control you!

amnhnyc:

Don’t get too close, this #fossilfriday has spikes!

This heavily armored, highly spiked ankylosaur is Edmontonia rugosidens, a dinosaur that lived 75 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period. This mount shows the front limb positioned as it may have been in life. Although it certainly wasn’t a sprinter, Edmontonia could probably move quickly.

Find this fossil in the Museum’s Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs.

libutron:

Galapagos Giant Tortoises have good hearing and communicate during courtship and mating

For a long time there was a general belief among herpetologists that turtles and tortoises lack a functional sense of hearing. However, at present we know from many studies that a number of species have a considerable auditory sensitivity that no doubt enables the animal to perceive many acoustic signals both on land and in water.

In fact, the elaborate courtship and copulatory behavior of the chelonia is based on a multiple signalling system involving visual, olfactory, and acoustic signals. Particularly interesting are the vocalizations associated with mounting, as this is the predominant – or for some species the only – behavior during which turtles vocalize. 

According to a review of the courtship behavior in chelonians published in 2005, mounting-calls have been reported for 35 species belonging to the families Testudinidae (29 species), Trionychidae (3 species), Emydidae (2 species) and Bataguridae (1 species).

The fact that most Testudinidae species vocalize during mating therefore suggests that mounting-calls provide receivers with some useful information to assess signaler qualities. Signalers  in turn, may gain some selective advantages, ranging from being preferred as sexual partners by females, as documented by their mounting success, to avoiding sexual interferences from other males.

So, the explanation proposed by many authors that their vocalizations are simple “noises” involuntarily produced by copulatory movements is quite inaccurate.

Particularly, in the Galapagos Giant Tortoise (pictured), Chelonoidis nigra (Testudinidae), males emit mounting vocalizations consisting of roars and bellows, repeated at regular intervals.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Vittorio Ricci | Locality: Galapagos Islands 

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