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New Zealand Sea Lion
2007-02-13 15:42:15

The New Zealand Sea Lion or Hooker's Sea Lion (Phocarctos hookeri) is a species of sea lion that breeds around the coast of New Zealand's South Island and Stewart Island/Rakiura to some extent. They are also found around New Zealand's sub-antarctic islands, especially the Auckland Islands. As one of the larger New Zealand animals, it has been a protected species since the 1890s. There was...

Northern cavefish
2007-02-13 15:17:56

The Northern cavefish or Northern blindfish, Amblyopsis spelea, is found in caves through Kentucky and southern Indiana. It is listed as a threatened species in the United States and the IUCN lists the species as vulnerable. The White River, flowing east to west south of Bedford, Indiana, delimits the northern range of Amblyopsis spelea. These fish are not found in caves north of the White...

Colombian Weasel
2007-01-22 15:01:55

Colombian Weasel (Mustela felipei) is a species of weasel from South America, especially Colombia, but some specimens have been found in northern Ecuador. It is a carnivore, sometimes attacking domestic animals like chickens. Because of that is often killed by the farmers. It is also killed because the weasels are associated to local superstitions. The population appears to be in severe...

Falkland Island Fox
2007-01-22 13:28:17

The Falkland Island Fox (Dusicyon australis, formerly named Canis antarcticus), also known as the Warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Island Wolf or Antarctic Wolf, was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands. This native canid became extinct in 1876 (on West Falkland island), the only known canid to have gone extinct in historical times. The fur of the Falkland Island Fox...

Argentine Grey Fox
2007-01-22 13:24:19

The chilla, grey zorro or South American Grey Fox (Pseudalopex griseus), also known as the Patagonian Fox, is a species of zorro (false foxes). Range and Habitat The South American grey fox is found in the southern cone of South America, particularly in Argentina and Chile. Its range comprises a stripe, both sides of the Andes Mountain Range. In Argentina, this species inhabits the...

Puerto Rican Nesophontes
2007-01-19 11:48:54

The Puerto Rican Nesophontes (Nesophontes edithae), or Puerto Rican Shrew, is an extinct soricomorph native to the island of Puerto Rico. It is believed that Europeans never observed the animal. Contemporary fossils with indigenous artifacts and introduced rat fossils indicate survival into the colonial era. This could have been possibly until the 16th century. The shrew lived on the 4'...

Mongoose Lemur
2007-01-02 10:35:21

The Mongoose Lemur (Eulemur mongoz) is a lemur ranging from 12 to 18 inches long plus a tail of 16 to 25 inches. The mongoose lemur lives in Madagascar dry deciduous forests within Madagascar. It also lives in the Comoros forests on the islands of Comoros. The Mongoose Lemur mostly eats fruit, though flowers, leaves and nectar also make up part of its diet. It is unusual in that depending on...

Nilgiri Langur
2007-01-02 10:30:06

The Nilgiri langur (Trachypithecus johnii) is a langur found in the Nilgiri hills of the Western Ghats in South India. Its range also includes Kodagu in Karnataka, Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu and many other hilly areas in Kerala. This primate has glossy black fur on its body and golden brown fur on its head. It is similar in size and long tailed like the gray langurs. Females have a white patch...

Drill
2007-01-02 10:17:56

The drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) is a primate of the Cercopithecidae (Old-world Monkeys) family. It is closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the mandrill. The drill is similar in appearance to the mandrill, but lacks the colorful face. It is found only in Cameroon, Nigeria, and north of the Sanaga River. It is also found on the coastal island of Bioko, part of...

De Brazzas Monkey
2007-01-01 13:18:11

De Brazza's monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus) is an Old World monkey. It gets its name from French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Locally known as swamp monkeys, they are often found in wetlands in central Africa. It is very hard to find due to its good hiding abilities, and so there is not an accurate species count. This guenon has grey agouti fur. It has a reddish brown back. It...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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