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First split hooved pigs in the Americas

Image of wild boar in present day Hong Kong The species that make up the family Suidae are known as the pigs. All species in this family originated in Old World Europe, Africa, and Asia.  Almost all of these pigs … Continue reading

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The Americas: the origin of wild turkey

Birds descend from a group of dinosaurs called theropods (from Greek meaning “beast feet”). The Turkey and chicken have the closest overall chromosome pattern to their dinosaur ancestor, possibly Tyrannosaurus Rex! After the dinosaurs were gone, mammals and birds were … Continue reading

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