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Guinea Hog
2014-08-13 11:49:28

The Guinea hog, also known as the yard pig, the Pineywoods Guinea, or the Guinea forest hog, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in the United States. The original Guinea hog, which is thought to have provided the foundation stock for today’s breed, is known as the African Guinea hog and is red in color. The foundation stock of the breed is thought to have been the African Guinea...

Agile Wallaby Macropus agilis
2013-09-05 11:16:25

The agile wallaby (Macropus agilis), or the sandy wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea and northern Australia. It is the most common wallaby species in its Australian range, where it prefers to reside near streams or rivers in open grasslands, woodlands, and coastal areas. In New Guinea, it prefers to reside in lowland savannah habitats. It holds four recognized subspecies....

Dorias Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus
2013-08-19 10:46:25

Doria’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus) is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea. It prefers a habitat within montane forests, at elevations between 1,968 and 11,975 feet. The species was given its scientific name by Edward Pierson Ramsay in 1883, in honor of Giacomo Doria. It is one of the largest species in its genus, reaching an average body length between 1.6 and 2.5 feet, with...

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus
2013-08-16 10:25:08

The grizzled tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus inustus) is a marsupial that can be found in western and northern areas of New Guinea. Its range also includes the island of Yapen, and it is thought to possibly occur on Waigeo and Salawati, although this has not been confirmed. It prefers a habitat within mid-montane and lowland tropical forests. It has been found in both primary and secondary forests....

Guinea Worm Dracunculus medinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is a species of roundworm with the Nematoda phylum. This species is once ranged throughout Asia and Africa, including the west coasts of Africa in Guinea. Although it is not present in this range anymore, the species retains its common name. It was identified in this area by Carl Linnaeus, who discovered the parasite in many merchants along the coast....

2012-06-14 12:01:10

Symbol: PSGU3 Group: Dicot Family: Myrtaceae Synonyms:   PSAR7 Psidium araca Raddi Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

2012-06-18 03:20:45

Symbol: DIRO Group: Monocot Family: Dioscoreaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N Distribution: DioscorearotundataPoir. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

2012-06-18 09:30:28

Symbol: BAGU Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass   Arecidae Order  ...

Australasia Ecozone
2009-07-01 14:02:18

Australasia is one of Earth's eight ecosystems. This ecozone includes Australia, New Guinea (including Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian province of Papua), and the eastern region of the Indonesian archipelago (island of Sulawesi, Moluccan islands, and the islands of Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores, and Timor). Several Pacific island groups are also part of the Australasia ecosystem including...

Victoria Crowned Pigeon
2009-04-07 18:53:19

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria) is a species of bird that is found in northern New Guinea and surrounding islands. Its natural habitat is lowland and swamp forests. Two subspecies are recognized: G. v. victoria, can be found in Yapen, Biak and Supiori, and G. v. beccarii is found on the mainland of New Guinea. Due to habitat loss, hunting, and being tame, this species is evaluated...

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.