megavertebrate

megavertebrate

(ˈmɛɡəˌvɜːtɪbrət)
n
(Animals) a very big vertebrate, such as a rhinoceros
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DNA and dispersal models highlight constrained connectivity in a migratory marine megavertebrate.
To that argument our cover creature would say, "Look, I may not be a regal megavertebrate, but I don't take up much space in the least populated state in the U.
I'm particularly proud of this award because it validates the conservation of animals - like Telfair's skinks and pink pigeons - that are not megavertebrates, but provide critically important ecosystem services nonetheless.
This third edition provides color photos, along with five new chapters on animal behavior under restraint, animal welfare concerns during restraint, training for restraint procedures, camelidae, and megavertebrates.
With less than 60 inches between us, it was quite easy to notice the depth and clarity of his eyes (they are brown), and I was acutely aware of an intelligent communion and sense of trust that makes clear how little separates the megavertebrates from humans.
Zoos, both at home and abroad, have already established breeding populations of most of the endangered species of megavertebrates, such as the gorilla, the big cats, and many large-hoofed animals.