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Mountain Avens

Dryas octopetala
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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FACT: A frugal plant. It takes 10 years from seed germination until it blossoms.

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Graphic by Thøgersen&Stouby | Muriel Bendelwww.thogersen-stouby.dk/
Dryas octopetala (common names include mountain avens,[1] eightpetal mountain-avens, white dryas, and white dryad) is an Arctic–alpine flowering plant in the familyRosaceae. It is a small prostrate evergreen subshrub forming large colonies. The specific epithet octopetala derives from the Greek octo (eight) and petalon (petal), referring to the eight petals of the flower, an unusual number in the Rosaceae, where five is the normal number. However, flowers with up to 16 petals also occur naturally. Dryas octopetala has […] read more

Wolverine

Gulo gulo
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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FACT: The Wolverine of the Ice Age was in size as a medium size dog and resembles a bear. The males were about 1/3 longer than the females and could weigh twice as much.

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The wolverine (/ˈwʊlvəriːn/) (also spelled wolverene), Gulo gulo (Gulo is Latin for “glutton“), also referred to as the glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae. It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids. A solitary animal,[1]it has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey […] read more

Saiga Antelope

Saiga tatarica
Scale 6 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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FACT: The Saiga antelope live in large herds. Their funny-looking nose heats the cold air in the winter and filters dust in the summer.

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The saiga antelope (/ˈsaɪɡə/, Saiga tatarica) is a critically endangered antelope that originally inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone from the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and Caucasus into Dzungaria and Mongolia. They also lived in Beringian North America during the Pleistocene. Today, the dominant subspecies (S. t. tatarica) is only found in one location in Russia (in The Republic of Kalmykia) and three areas in Kazakhstan (the Ural, Ustiurt and Betpak-Dala populations). A proportion of the Ustiurt […] read more

Cougar

Puma concolor
Scale 8 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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FACT: Cougar teeth from the Ice Age reveal that they had very varied diet. They fed on anything from insects to large deers.

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The cougar (Puma concolor), also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the most widespread of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.[3] An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in most American habitat types. It is the biggest cat in North America,[3] and the second-heaviest cat in […] read more

Wild Boar

Platygonus compressus
Scale 7 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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FACT: The wild boar of the Ice Age was larger than its present relatives. It had longer legs and could run faster.

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Graphic by Thøgersen&Stouby | Mario Massonewww.thogersen-stouby.dk/
Platygonus compressus, the flat-headed peccary, is an extinct mammal species from the Tayassuidae-family, that lived in North-America during the Pleistocene. It was first described in 1848 by John L. Leconte. At the end of the Pleistocene it disappeared.[1] The flat-headed peccary was about 75 cm (29.5 in) in shoulderheight and about 30 kg (66.1 lb) in weight.[2] Other sources have estimated it to be similar […] read more

Steppe Bison

Bison priscus
Scale 8 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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FACT: The horns are used for protection against predators: both bulls & cows have horns. In 2011, a mumified steppe bison was found in Siberia with all its intestines intact. In 1984, another mummified steppe bison, Blue Babe, was used in a stew made and eaten by scientists in Alaska.

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Graphic by Thøgersen&Stouby | Håkan Henrikssonwww.thogersen-stouby.dk/
The steppe bison or steppe wisent (Bison priscus)[1] is an extinct species of bisonthat was once found on the mammoth steppe where its range included Europe,[2]Central Asia,[3] Northern Asia,[4][5][6] Beringia, and North America,[7][8] from northwest Canada to Mexico during the Quaternary. Steppe bison appear in cave art, notably in the Cave of Altamira and Lascaux, and the carving Bison Licking Insect Bite, and have been found in naturally ice-preserved form.[10][13][14] Blue Babe is the 36,000-year-old mummy of a male […] read more