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Amazon Rainforest
2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil,...

Black-fronted Nunbird
2009-04-07 16:19:37

The Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons) is a species of bird placed in the Bucconidae family of puffbirds. It is found in Amazonian Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It is also found in the regions of eastern and southeastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest....

Double-collared Seedeater
2008-05-02 14:48:56

The Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens), is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. These birds include sparrows, New World sparrows, seedeaters, and their allies. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay; also the southern border of Colombia on the Amazon River. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, pastureland, and...

Threestripe corydoras
2007-03-12 19:31:53

The Threestripe corydoras (Corydoras trilineatus), leopard catfish, or three line catfish is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the central Amazon River basin in Brazil and Colombia, Peruvian Amazon and coastal rivers in Suriname. It was originally described by Edward...

Corydoras semiaquilus
2007-03-12 19:22:22

Corydoras semiaquilus is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the western Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru. It was originally described by S.H. Weitzman in 1964. The fish will grow in length up to 2.4 inches (6.0 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in...

Boto Amazon River Dolphin or Pink River Dolphin
2006-09-01 13:00:57

The Boto, Amazon River Dolphin or Pink River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is a freshwater or river dolphin. It is endemic to the Amazon River and Orinoco River systems. The Boto is the largest of the river dolphins. This species is not to be confused with the Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis), whose range overlaps that of the Boto, but which is not a true river dolphin. Another river dolphin is the...

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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