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Dryinus grimaldii
2014-11-19 13:05:38

Dryinus grimaldii is an extinct species of wasp that is classified within the Dryinidae family and was once found in Hispaniola. This species was first discovered encased in amber on the island of Hispaniola and is known from five female individuals. Both the holotype, the original specimen used to describe the species, and the paratype, the individual studied to further describe the species,...

Leptofoenus pittfieldae
2014-11-19 13:00:00

Leptofoenus pittfieldae is an extinct species of wasp that lived during the Miocene Burdigalian stage. It was found encased in amber from the island of Hispaniola. This species was described by studying one individual that was found in a piece of amber, mined by the La Toca mine group in the Dominican Republic. Although amber is abundantly mined in that area, no other individuals of this...

Barbet
2014-11-19 12:20:05

The barbet (Diplacodes luminans) is a species of dragonfly that resides in sub-Saharan areas of Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Somalia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas. It prefers to reside in permanent and seasonal swampy habitats near ponds. This species reaches an average body length between 1.3 and 1.5 inches and both males...

Dwarf Percher
2014-11-19 11:24:19

The dwarf percher (Diplacodes pumila) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers to reside in moist wetlands, savannahs, and grasslands. This species highly resembles the black percher, but is smaller. Its population numbers and trends are unknown and it is...

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of...

Asiatic Blood Tail
2014-11-19 10:23:31

The Asiatic blood tail (Lathrecista asiatica) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a range that extends from Australia south to Viet Nam and to India. It prefers to reside in moist areas like swamps and marshlands and can be seen near pools and ponds. This species is sole member of its genus and it holds two subspecies. It is abundant throughout many areas of its range, but its...

Ryeland
2014-11-03 13:23:31

The Ryeland is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and is one of the oldest breeds in that region. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the wool of this breed was used to make stockings, which the queen used exclusively. In 1919 the breed was exported to Australia, where it became one of the nine foundation breeds of the wool and sheep industry in that country. It was also...

Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many...

Dorpor
2014-09-25 08:56:51

The Dorpor is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa during the 1930’s by crossbreeding the Blackhead Persian sheep and the Dorset Horn sheep for the purpose of creating a sheep that could produce meat in arid areas of the region. Today, the breed can be found throughout South Africa and in other areas including Australia. The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of South...

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ponerology
  • An interdisciplinary study of social injustice.
The word 'ponerology' was coined by Andrzej Łobaczewski, a Polish psychiatrist. It comes from a Greek word meaning "evil".