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UA Biologists launch "Atlas dos pelos dos mamíferos terrestres ibéricos"

UA Biologists launch "Atlas dos pelos dos mamíferos terrestres ibéricos"

9/03/2016

Book will presented on March 10, at 5 pm, at the Library of the University of Aveiro

One of the characteristics of terrestrial mammals is to have the body covered with hair. If we know what to look for and we use the right microscopic techniques we can see something amazing and surprising: the coating hair of each species has unique morphological characteristics. During 16 months biologists at the University of Aveiro (UA) observed and photographed more than 200 microscopic preparations, cross-sections and cuticular impressions of 67 species of land mammals of the Iberian Peninsula. A meticulous and patient work now published in the book "Atlas dos pelos dos mamíferos terrestres ibéricos" whose launch takes place March 10 at 5 pm in the Library of the AU.

José Vingada , professor at the University of Minho and president of the Portuguese Society of Wildlife, has borne the presentation of the project at a ceremony , in addition to the authors , will be present Amadeu Soares, director of the Department of Biology AU.

More details in://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=45693

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