Monthly Archives: September 2010

Cemetery Trip

Today we went to the Riverside Cemetery to start a project we will be working on all term. Each student has been assigned a portion of the cemetery to collect data from.  We are trying to document every person buried … Continue reading

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Gorillas

Taxonomic Classification: Gorillas come from the family Pongidae.  Their genus and species is the Gorilla gorilla. Common Name: Gorilla Physical Description: Female gorillas weigh 70-90 kg (200lbs)and have a height of 4.5 feet, males can weigh up to 200 kg … Continue reading

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Philippine Tarsier

Taxonomic classification: Mammal, Primate, prosimii/ haplorrhini, tarsiiformes, tarsiodea Common name: Philippine Tarsier Physical description:  The Philippine Tarsier is coated with a grey fur and almost furless tail. They have flat faces, round skulls, and they prefer an erect posture. They … Continue reading

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Gibbons

    Taxonomic Classification: Family: Hylobatidae Genera: Hylobates, Hoolock, Nomascus, Symphalangus Species: Hylobates lar, H. agilis, H. muerlleri, H. moloch, H. pileatus, H. klossii, Hoolock hoolock, H. leuconedys, Symphalangus syndactylus, Nomascus concolor, N. nasutus, N. leucogenys, N. siki, N. … Continue reading

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Chimpanzees

Common Name: Chimpanzee Scientific Name: Pan troglodytes Taxonomic Classification: –        Kindom:  Animalia –        Subkingdom:  Metazoa –        Phylum:  Chordata –        Subphylum:  Vertebrata –        Class:  Mammalia –        Subclass:  Eurtheria –        Order:  Primates –        Suborder:  Anthropoidea –        Family:  Pongidae –        Subfamily:  Homininae Physical … Continue reading

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Ring-Tailed Lemur

Photo Credit: Bates Littlehales, http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/printable/ring-tailed-lemur.html Common Name: Ring-Tailed Lemur Taxonomic Classification: Family:  Lemuridae, Genus: Lemur, Species: catta. Physical Description: The ring-tailed lemur is a small, arboreal primate that is most easily distinguished by its long black and white ringed tail.  … Continue reading

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Gray Slender Loris

Taxonomic Classification: Loridae Loris lydekkerianus Common Name: Gray Slender Loris Physical Description: The gray slender loris has a small slender body and limbs, small hands, large eyes and a narrow snout.  Females and males are usually around the same size, … Continue reading

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