John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: April 23

Ten animals discussed in Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras by Jeffrey Masson:

  1. Paua (Haliotis spp.)
  2. Ratites (Order Struthioniformes)
  3. Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber)
  4. Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
  5. Kiwis (Apteryx spp.)
  6. Bison (Bison bison)
  7. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
  8. Coconut Crab (Birgus latro)
  9. Frogs (Order Anura)
  10. Gibbons (Family Hylobatidae)

It should be noted that kiwis are ratites. I don't know why the author considers the kiwi separately from the other ratites -- ostriches, emus, cassowaries, and rheas -- but "why did the author do that" is a question I have found myself asking many, many times as I read this book.

And yes, I picked up this book just because it mentioned armadillos in the title. I'm shallow that way.


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