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2014-08-22 23:08:16

Noted cougar dating review website Cougardatingwebsites.org has recently started publishing detailed, more than 500 words long, user reviews for the top dating services for cougars. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Distinguished dating review website for cougars, Cougardatingwebsites.org has recently made a serious enhancement of their service to make life easier for their large pool of readers. All reviews published by this eminent review platform are now going to be at least five hundred words...

2014-07-27 23:02:45

Find out the Top 10 List of Cougar dating Website reviews and expert’s insight. (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 Older women dating younger men are quite a rage in recent times and there is a surge in the number of websites that are essentially dedicated to the concept. However, the rise in the platforms is giving a tough stance to the already booming market competition. People are viewing the idea as a great provision to explore dating benefits online, making friends, or even finding love. But,...

Four New Species Of Tuco-Tucos Found In Bolivia
2014-07-21 03:58:43

Leslie Reed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln A research team led by UNL's Scott Gardner has identified four new species of Ctenomys, a genus of gopher-like mammal found throughout much of South America. Commonly called tuco-tucos, the burrowing rodents range from 7 to 12 inches long and weigh less than a pound. They demonstrate the broad range of biological diversity in the lowlands and central valleys of Bolivia, where all four new species were found, Gardner said. It is very rare...

2014-06-19 23:07:22

Turkey Vultures are in the news this week, causing problems for an airport in Nebraska. Bird-X explains why these birds are such difficult pests. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Reported on June 12 by Fremont Tribune, Fremont Municipal Airport in Nebraska, USA is currently experiencing a problem with turkey vultures. Bird-X, Inc., bird control experts for 50 years, explain a little more about these birds’ peculiar habits. According to the report, dozens of these large birds gather at the airport....

2014-05-31 23:07:23

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their Grand Canyon Adventure and California Condor tour, running September 23-30, 2014. On this professionally guided eco-tour, travelers will have the rare opportunity to observe the release of a group of California Condors into the wild. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Naturalist Journeys’ partnership to present a guided tour of the Grand Canyon California Condor release area with the Nature and...

2014-05-29 23:03:08

Newport Aquarium announced Thursday two king penguin chicks hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit over the weekend. Newport, KY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Newport Aquarium announced Thursday two king penguin chicks hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit over the weekend. The two chicks, which are not of relation, simultaneously began to pip Friday evening before fully hatching Saturday morning. The newborns shared an April 4 egg-laying date. Each chick weighed...

2014-05-15 23:01:32

Llama Commerce Platform now pre-integrated with Kount Boise, IDAHO (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Kount’s award-winning fraud and risk management software is now pre-integrated with Classy Llama’s new streamlined Magento eCommerce platform. Now every Llama Commerce Platform account can reap the benefits of Kount’s anti-fraud solution, preventing fraudulent activity and maximizing revenue. “We are excited to partner with like-minded, innovative companies like Classy Llama that are helping to...

2014-04-30 23:15:27

Engage Mobile and the Kansas City Zoo team up with Google Glass to capture a day in the life of a penguin keeper at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza. Kansas City, Mo (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Engage Mobile Solutions, the award-winning mobile strategy, development and marketing firm, and the Kansas City Zoo today released a behind-the-scenes look at the world of penguins. The video captures a first-person perspective of the life of a penguin keeper using Google Glass, the newest wearable mobile...

Genetic Distinctness To Guide Global Bird Conservation
2014-04-11 12:08:15

Cell Press In the midst of today's global extinction crisis, decisions about conservation should include prioritizing how best to preserve as much of the tree of life as possible. So say researchers who report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on the first application of an approach to identify the most evolutionarily distinct of the world's 9,993 bird species. At the very top of their list of the most evolutionary distinct birds is the South American oilbird, which represents...

2014-04-01 12:22:46

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va., has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection a contract valued at $74.7 million for egress upgrade kits in support of the Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) program. The company will develop, design and produce 916 egress kits for the Cougar vehicles. The kits will include upgrades to the Cougar's front doors, rear doors, rear steps and exhaust...


Latest Fauna of South America Reference Libraries

Pale-throated Sloth, Bradypus tridactylus
2014-08-13 14:57:39

The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in northern areas of South America. Its range includes Guyana, French Guiana, some areas of Brazil, and western areas of Colombia and Venezuela. This species can only be found in tropical rainforests. It is not thought to hold any subspecies and is closely related to the brown-throated sloth, which shares some areas of its range. The pale-throated sloth differs in size depending upon the sex,...

Brown-throated Sloth, Bradypus variegatus
2014-08-13 14:47:30

The brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can be found in Central and South America. Its range extends from Honduras through Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica to Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and eastern areas of Peru. It is not thought to reside in the Amazon rainforest or in areas east of the Rio Negro. This species resides in a number of habitats including disturbed habitats, evergreen forests, and arid forests at elevations of up to 3,900...

Greater Fairy Armadillo, Calyptophractus retusus
2014-05-19 10:55:17

The greater fairy armadillo (Calyptophractus retusus), also known as the Chacoan fairy armadillo or Burmeister's armadillo, is a species of armadillo that can be found in Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical arid grasslands or shrublands. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 5.5 and 6.9 inches and a weight of up to 2.2 pounds. As is common to armadillo species, it holds bands of armor along its upper back, but these are...

Maned Sloth, Bradypus torquatus
2014-05-05 11:17:21

The maned sloth or ai (Bradypus torquatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can only be found in southeastern Brazil, in the Atlantic coastal rainforest. It prefers to live in humid habitats like evergreen forests, but has been found in secondary and semi-deciduous forests. The average rainfall in areas where this species can be found reaches forty-seven inches per year. The maned sloth varies in size depending upon the sex, with males reaching an average body length between...

Monito del Monte, Dromiciops gliroides
2014-04-30 10:08:55

The monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides), Spanish for little bush monkey, is a species of marsupial that can only be found in southwestern areas of South America, specifically in Argentina and Chile. This species prefers to reside in Valdivian temperate rain forests and mountain bamboo forests. It was once thought that this species is descended from marsupials living in Australia, but studies have shown that Australidelphia marsupials most likely originated in South America and later moved...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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