DISCOVERED THE FIRST FISH WARM-BLOODED

Just like Mammals and Birds (and, according to some theories, even some species of Dinosaur), the Kingfish or Opah (Lampris guttatus Brunnich, 1788), a sea fish belonging to the family Lampridae and order Lampridiformes, is warm-blooded. The discovery of some American researchers, recently published in Science, is sensational. It is…

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SENSORY ORGANS: DIMPLE THERMOSENSITIVE

Morelia viridis (Schlegel, 1872) also known as green python or python green arboreal. Some snakes family Boidae (boas and pythons) and Crotalidae (rattlesnakes, vipers of the palms) possess a special sensory organs sensitive to heat, the heat-sensitive dimple. These receptors are heat sensitive to infrared radiation of a wavelength of…

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