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Mauritian Tomb Bat Taphozous mauritianus
2012-06-14 21:39:31

The Mauritian tomb bat (Taphozous mauritianus) is one of 51 species of sac-winged bats.  It is native to Madagascar and central and southern Africa. The range of the Mauritian tomb bat is large, encompassing many areas of Africa and the surrounding islands. It can be found in arid habitats as well as in grassland, tropical, and semi-arid habitats. It prefers habitats within moist savannah...

Geoffroys Cat
2008-06-16 16:05:09

Geoffroy's Cat (Leopardus geoffroyi), is probably the most common wild cat in South America. The species inhabits the Andes, Pampas (scrubby forest parts), and Gran Chaco landscape. Geoffroy's Cat is about 24 inches long, has relatively long 12 inch tail and weighs only about 4"“9 pounds, though individuals up to 18 pounds have been reported. Its fur has black spots, but the background...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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