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Granular Poison Frog Oophaga granulifera
2013-06-25 13:49:03

The Granular Poison Frog (Oophaga granulifera) is a species of frog belonging to the family Dendrobatidae, found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical, moist, lowland forests, but it's threatened by habitat loss. This frog has been switched from Dendrobates granuliferus to Oophaga granulifera. The frog is an aposematic animal, and it utilizes poison only...

Grey-necked Wood Rail Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland...

Honduran White Bat Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in...

Coues Rice Rat Oryzomys couesi
2012-07-25 06:49:31

Coues' rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) is a semiaquatic rat that can be found in southern Texas, throughout Mexico and Central America, and into the northwestern portion of Colombia. It prefers a habitat with abundant water, but it is able to live in arid habitats and shrub lands. Coues’ rice rat forms the group O. couesi, along with six other species of rat. All of these rats are in the Oryzomys...

Crab-eating Raccoon Procyon cancrivorus
2012-07-20 08:42:55

The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is native to South and Central America. Its range includes Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and extends to the northern areas of Uruguay and Argentina. It prefers a habitat with abundant water resources. Although the name implies that this raccoon’s diet consists of only crabs, it also consumes other crustaceans, like lobster, as well as fruits,...

Golden-mantled Howler Alouatta palliata palliate
2012-07-18 14:07:02

The golden-mantled howler (Alouatta palliata palliate) is a subspecies of the mantled howler that is native to Central America. Its range includes Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, and it is thought that it may occur in Panama. It is a dark howler with a yellowish or golden mantle. The golden-mantled howler appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least...

Bushy-tailed Olingo Bassaricyon gabbii
2012-07-18 14:02:24

The bushy-tailed olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii) is a species within the Procyonidae family, which includes raccoons. This species was the first to be described in its genus, and it is considered the only “true” olingo. It is native to Central and South America. Its northern range extends from Nicaragua to Ecuador in the south, and includes Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia in between. It prefers...

Variegated Squirrel Sciurus variegatoides
2012-07-17 14:54:47

The variegated squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides) is native to many regions, including Honduras, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It is one of over a hundred species of tree squirrel, and it can vary in color from whites to red, depending on the subspecies. It holds at least fourteen subspecies. The variegated squirrel appears on the IUCN Red List with a...

White-headed Capuchin Cebus capucinus
2012-07-13 14:39:09

The white-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is a New World monkey that is native to Central America, as well as the far northwestern area of South America. It is also known as the white-faced capuchin and the white-throated capuchin. Its Central American range includes Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Reports have shown that it may occur in southern Belize and eastern Guatemala, but...

Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and...

Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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