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sexton

1. a person employed to act as caretaker of a church and its contents and graveyard, and often also as bell-ringer, gravedigger, etc.
2. another name for the burying beetle
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Anderson, "Burying beetle larvae: Nearctic Nicrophorus and Oriental Ptomascopus morio (Silphidae)," Systematic Entomology, vol.
Carcass selection in a high altitude population of the burying beetle, Nicrophorus investigator (Silphidae).
"K9 University is now expanding the research efforts to develop dogs to alert on the actual American Burying Beetle, as this will allow for year-round development and protection of the species," said Soriano.
Standardized capture rates of the endangered American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus Olivier (Coleoptera: Silphidae) using different trap protocols.
Biologists often refer to the American burying beetle by the nickname ABB.
The American burying beetle was once found in 35 states and three Canadian provinces.
Fish and Wildlife Service to sign off on the company's mitigation plan for the American burying beetle, a regulatory criteria he said TransCanada has met.
When a burying beetle loses a fight, body damage is often incurred [21].
OSU, Forest Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service biologists carefully unearthed a subset of the burials and examined them for the presence of American burying beetle larvae.
The event featured a 40-tract lease sale and sessions on the American burying beetle, drilling regulations, Oklahoma's earthquake activity and emerging oil-field technology.
The oral and anal secretions of various burying beetle species have bacteriostatic effects [21].