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  • rodent
  • The porcupine is a caviomorph rodent whose ancestors rafted across the Atlantic from Africa to Brazil over 30 million years ago, and then migrated to North America during the Great American Interchange after the Isthmus of Panama rose 3 million years ago. (wikipedia.org)
  • Porcupines are the third largest rodent on earth. (todayifoundout.com)
  • tree
  • Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. (wikipedia.org)
  • During a career spanning more than 20 years, Porcupine Tree earned critical acclaim from critics and fellow musicians, developed a cult following, and became an influence for new artists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Porcupine Tree originated in 1987 as a collaborative hoax project by Steven Wilson and Malcolm Stocks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Partially inspired by the psychedelic / progressive bands of the 1970s, such as Pink Floyd, that had dominated the music scene during their youth, the two decided to form a fictional legendary rock band named The Porcupine Tree. (wikipedia.org)
  • At this point, Porcupine Tree was little more than a joke and a private amusement, as Wilson was concentrating on his other project, No-Man , an endeavour with UK based singer and songwriter Tim Bowness . (wikipedia.org)
  • However, by 1989, he began to consider some of the Porcupine Tree music as potentially marketable. (wikipedia.org)
  • Still showing the spirit of his joke, Wilson included an eight-page inlay which further revealed the hoaxed Porcupine Tree backstory, including references to fictitious band members such as Sir Tarquin Underspoon and Timothy Tadpole-Jones. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1991, Wilson released a second full-length Porcupine Tree cassette called The Nostalgia Factory , which further expanded Porcupine Tree's underground fanbase, although at this point, the band was still carrying on the charade of being 1970s rock legends. (wikipedia.org)
  • occur
  • This is because each appropriator receives the whole benefit generated due to an increase in the exploitation of the common good, while the costs that occur due to this increase are divided among all appropriators. (ecologyandsociety.org)
  • often
  • Porcupines fall out of trees fairly often because they are highly tempted by the tender buds and twigs at the ends of the branches. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, because of the damage caused to property, including trees, crops and car tires, porcupines are often hunted or trapped. (iucnredlist.org)
  • Groups of these monkeys are a common sight at some of the Buddhist temples in the dry region, and most often seen begging for give-aways, or if un-successful, stealing, from the unsuspecting visitor. (factbites.com)
  • Bitterns, like the Porcupine, are common here but one doesn't often see these secretive herons like we did today. (blogspot.com)
  • family
  • Some fossils, such as species from the family Paramyidae , show resemblance to the porcupine, but they are so primitive and generalized that they could be ancestors to all later rodents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fishers (a member of the weasel family found in Ontario) have been known to tussle with dogs, and coyote attacks are becoming more common throughout Canada. (cottagelife.com)
  • found
  • Today I found out how porcupines have sex….very carefully! (todayifoundout.com)
  • Reality came to Porcupine Creek when two of the mines from the Discovery Channel series Gold Rush found themselves on the receiving end of a long list of complaints from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration in August. (huliq.com)
  • good
  • The properties inherent in common goods may lead to a social dilemma, where appropriators of the common good have the incentive to raise the exploitation of the common good without limit, thereby leading to its destruction. (ecologyandsociety.org)
  • animals
  • The porcupine, wolverine, and the skunk are the only North American mammals that have black and white colors because they are the only mammals that benefit from letting other animals know where and what they are in the dark of the night. (wikipedia.org)
  • Interestingly, unlike many female animals that are frequently raped (such as with ducks where an estimated 1 in 3 mating acts is rape), the female porcupine cannot be raped. (todayifoundout.com)
  • large
  • This has been definitely proved to be the case in the common Rabbit, which has the unusually large number of six grinding teeth in each half of the upper jaw when adult. (wikisource.org)
  • important
  • It is important to note that tragedy of the commons situations are characterized by the fact that the appropriators have the option to act differently: they could exploit the resource in a sustainable way, or they even could abstain from exploiting the resource at all and earn their living in other ways (Gardner et al. (ecologyandsociety.org)
  • form
  • Langurs form several kinds of social groups, but the most common arrangement is the single-male group, in which one adult male lives with several adult females and their offspring. (factbites.com)