In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Named for the Canadian province where it originated, the Newfoundland's webbed feet, rudder-like tail, and water-resistant coat make it a natural swimmer.
- It looks a lot like a beaver - hairy body, flat tail, limbs and webbed feet adapted for swimming - but it lived 164 million years ago.
- The animal was the size of a large sea lion, with broad webbed feet on both fore and hind limbs, so it could both walk and swim.
- Early interpretations of fossil skin impressions suggested that hadrosaur feet were webbed.
- With their enormous wingspan - over 3 metres in the larger birds - the Pelican takes off from the water by facing upwind and running along the surface with its webbed feet while stretching out its wings.
- When Barbara got Zina home, she made a strange discovery - the dog has webbed feet since she is an otterhound, bred for medieval hunting when otters could be found on the dinner table.
- Thus, the polar bear's partly webbed feet may have come from a mutation which prevented the toes from dividing properly during its embryonic development.
- Used as water rescue dogs, they have webbed feet and a tail that acts as a rudder.
- But in truth, how much consolation can webbed feet and waterproof hair be when the skies are continually grey and the pavements forever puddled?
- Their webbed feet are black and their eyes yellow.
- These otters possess webbed feet with strong claws.
- The little seabird nests high in coastal forests, a fact that had eluded ornithologists until several years ago, when a bird with webbed feet flopped out of a felled tree.
- The bird's webbed feet, angled upward, skim across the water.
- It has webbed feet; dense, woolly, water-repellant fur; and furrows along the sides of its head to protect the eyes and ears when it swims under water.
- They dive from the water's surface to pursue prey underwater, propelled by powerful, webbed feet.
- The breed also has completely webbed feet and swims with a breast stroke instead of a dog paddle.
- Albatrosses are seabirds with long, narrow wings, a short tail and large webbed feet.
- Beavers have large webbed hind feet and a moderately long but highly flattened tail, which is used for propulsion in the water.
- Its compact, 20 cm body and cone-shaped head reduce resistance and it is powered by its webbed feet.
- The beaver has specialized aquatic features such as webbed feet, nostrils and ears that can close under water, membranes that cover the eyes under water, and a broad, flat, scaly tail.
- Moreover, he says, the preserved skin of the webbed feet shows the same microscopic structure seen in aquatic birds today.
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