Latest Fauna of South America Stories
NEW YORK, Feb.
Rather than hunting in areas where animals are most abundant, vultures pick out prey by focusing on areas and conditions where animals are most likely to die.
Fun penguin activities and a snowman pancake recipe have been published on Kids Activities Blog.
An article in the current issue of the Journal of Mammalogy reports on the discovery of a new species of tapir in the Amazon rain forest.
The "Dirty Hippy" felted soap from the Dirty Hippy Soapworks and Route One Pumpkins is one of the most unique stocking stuffers of 2013.
Researchers studying the evolutionary history of wild cats have made a shocking discovery – while scientists had long assumed that there was a single species of the Brazilian tigrina, they now know there are actually two of them.
AmericanHouseCleaning.com, a house cleaning service in Redwood City, CA is making the residents of Santa Clara, CA happier and healthier by expanding their house cleaning services into Santa Clara.
Caligo Ventures, a program of Naturalist Journeys, announces holiday birding tours to Trinidad and Tobago, featuring the Asa Wright Nature Centre. Miami, FL
Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have developed an oral “paste” that can be mixed with drugs and used to treat camelids for a wide variety of diseases.
The striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus), also known as the talking catfish or the chocolate catfish, is a species of catfish that can be found in many areas of South America, including the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Tocantins and it has been introduced into the United States of America. This species burrows into the soft sand in river bottoms, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks, and organic fragments. The striped Raphael catfish holds small, curved spines that extend across its...
The Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus murinus) is a species of spider belonging to the Theraphosidae family, a sub-family of Aviculariinae. This New World species is native to several South American countries. Its common name comes from the skeleton-like markings on its legs. The generic name, Ephebopus comes from the Greek meaning “youthful” plus “foot”, and the specific name, murinus is from the Latin meaning “mouse-colored”. The adult E. murinus normally grows to a leg span of...
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,...
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...
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...
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