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The Carnufex carolinensis, or the \"Carolina Butcher\" may have been among North America's top predators before the arrival of dinosaurs. The recent discovery of the Carolina Butcher sheds light on the role of crocodile ancestors, a role that was previously unclear.
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North Carolina Naturalist (NoCar QH 76.5 N8 N68), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Spring 2015, p4-5, il
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35390
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Included in this article was information about the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, Citizen Scientist, and Neighborhood Nestwatch. All information was designed to encourage readers to get more interested in the great outdoors, in particular birds.
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35389
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This article, a companion to “What a Croc: Introducing the Carolina Butcher,” discussed the fossilized remains of a dinosaur that existed in NC at the same time as the Carolina Butcher. Included in the article was the number of remains, unique anatomical features, and how Aetosaurs came to be the ancestor to the crocodile.
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35391
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Information about skunk offspring, as well as the female skunk’s birthing and spraying habits, were the focus of the article. Included was also the question about what came first: the ability to spray or the motive to develop this ability?
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35431
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Highlighted in Tammy Stern’s article that proves soil’s importance is the abundance of creatures that call it home (one quarter of the earth’s animal inhabitants) and the types of soil that support plant life. In fact, the importance of soil was recognized in the traveling exhibition, “Get Soiled: Visit Dig It”! that opened at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science in May 2015.
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The secret world of dandelions covers six of the seven continents. As Julia Steven also noted about this ubiquitous plant, it depends on a certain type of bacteria and fungi for its survival. Included was the scientific study that explored this relationship.
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35392
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This article profiled the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Research Curator of Crustaceans position, its retiree (Dr. John Cooper) and his successor (Bronwyn Williams). Cooper’s contributions included serving as a reference for environmental managers. Williams’ contributions included providing information about specimens she collected in the Northwest.
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For this edition’s sextet of articles, the focus was on contributions to the science field— research grants, a new museum, and activities to instill a love for science in children.
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