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Mount Bisoke
2014-10-04 17:51:30

Mount Bisoke, also known as Visoke, is an active stratovolcano that is located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its summit, which reaches an elevation of 12,175 feet, is located in Rwanda. This volcano is in the Virunga Mountains, which is part of the Albertine Rift, in the western section of the East African Rift. It is protected within Volcanoes National...

Mount Carihuairazo
2014-10-04 17:42:58

Mount Carihuairazo is a volcanic caldera, most likely extinct, that is located in Ecuador. It is part of the Cordillera Occidental in the Andes Mountain range and reaches an elevation of 16,463 feet. This volcano, which is neighbored by Mount Chimborazo, is part of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Chimborazo, which protects the ecosystems and habitats of the vicuña,llama, and alpaca, all...

Imbabura Volcano
2014-10-04 17:36:59

Imbabura Volcano is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the southern Ring of Fire and one of many volcanoes created along an arc by the subductions of the Coolyo Plate underneath the South American Plate. This volcano was shaped by strombolian eruptions, which are less violent than plinian eruptions and are characterized by the expulsion of lapilli, lava bombs,...

Maylasian Earthtiger Tarantula Cyriopagopus shioedtei
2014-10-04 17:28:02

The Maylasian Earthtiger Tarantula (Cyriopagopus schioedtei) is a large and colorful tree-dwelling tarantula from the subfamily Ornithoctoninae. The legspan of this large spider is 22 centimeters. The carapace length is over 3 centimeters. There is a distinct sexual dimorphism. The male is olive green colored with faint yellow leg striation. The male also has a blunt tibial apophysis and long...

Shrew Soricidae
2014-10-01 13:16:58

Soricidae is a family that contains 385 species of true shrews that can be found throughout the world, although Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand do not hold any native shrew populations. Although shrews resemble mice, they are more closely related to moles, but most are no larger than a mouse. The largest species, known as the Asian house shrew reaches a length of 5.9 inches, while the...

Solenodon Solenodontidae
2014-10-01 12:40:57

Solenodontida is a family that holds four species of solenodons, mammals that are known to be venomous, which can be found in Cuba and on the island of Hispaniola. The Hispaniolan solenodon can be found in a variety of habitats including highland forests and lowland dry forests. Both species resemble shrews in that they have long noses, hairless feet, scaly tails and small eyes. They reach an...

Triggerfish Balistidae
2014-10-01 11:08:37

Balistidae is a family that contains about forty species of triggerfish that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, although the greatest variety of species can be found in the Indo- Pacific region. Most triggerfish species can be found in shallow water in coastal areas, especially near coral reefs, although some can be found living in the open ocean. While some...

Knocking Sand Frog Tomopterna krugerensis
2014-10-01 10:41:24

The Knocking Sand Frog (Tomopterna krugerensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family located in Angola, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Its natural habitats include dry and moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist shrubland, tropical or subtropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland,...

Common Sand Frog Tomopterna cryptotis
2014-10-01 09:39:29

The Common Sand Frog (Tomopterna cryptotis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family located in Angola, Cameroon, Botswana, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and possibly Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad,...

Australian Green Tree Frog Litoria caerulea
2014-10-01 09:27:47

The Australian Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea), known also as the Dumpy Tree Frog, White’s Tree Frog, or simple the Green Tree Frog. It is a species of tree frog endemic to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States. The species belongs to the Litoria genus. It is physiologically similar to some species of the genus, particularly the...

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