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Vyatka Horse
2014-07-03 13:28:21

The Vyatka, sometimes known as Viatka, is an endangered breed of horse that is native to Kirov Oblast, mainly in the Udmurt Replublic, Russian Federation. It may have been developed in the 1500s by settlers to the region, who imported Estonian horses for working in the mines. It may also have Konik pony blood. In 1917, the Vyatka was almost extinct, but preservation efforts were implemented...

Posavac Horse
2014-06-25 13:16:43

The Posavac is a breed of horse originating in Posavina along the Sava river in Croatia. It is also known as the Posavian, Croatian Posavina or the Croatian Posavian. Mares were crossbred with stallions from Arabian, Nonius, Noriker and Percheron stock. Most of the population are in Croatia, but some are found in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Slovenia. It is considered to be endangered by the UN's...

Adaptaur
2014-06-19 13:59:31

The Adaptaur is a breed of cattle developed on the Belmont Research Station near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. It is found mainly in tropical areas of northern Australia. The Adaptaur is a medium-sized animal with a short coat that has a dark red pigmented color. The breed matures fast, it is resilient to tropical heat, internal parasites and some have a gene that allows the animal to...

Abondance
2014-06-19 13:43:24

The Abondance is a breed of cattle originating in the high valleys of Haute-Savoie, France. It was bred by monks during the 1100s, originally called the chablaisienne. There are around 150,000 head currently in France. The cattle have also been exported to North America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Iraq and Africa. It is a medium-sized animal. The female is golden brown in color with a...

Bricklin SV-1
2014-06-18 08:10:07

The Bricklin SV-1 was created by Malcolm Bricklin, designed by Herb Grasse and assembled in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. It was manufactured from 1974 to 1976, with only 2,854 total vehicles built. Herb Grasse, who was the designer of the original Batmobile, built three Bricklin-styled models for banks and other investors. The factory was not able to produce vehicles fast enough to...

Dutch Heavy Draft
2014-06-13 15:06:40

The Dutch Heavy Draft is a fairly new species of horse from the Netherlands. After World War I they were developed for heavy draft and farm work by cross-breeding a Brabant, Zeeland-type Dutch mare and a Belgian Ardennes. Since 1925, the only horse allowed to be registered into the stud book is from registered parents. Other names for the breed are Dutch Draft, Dutch Draught or Nederland...

Elegant Firefish Nemateleotris decora
2014-06-13 11:45:09

The elegant firefish (Nemateleotris decora) is a species of fish native to the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific. Its distribution ranges from Mauritius to Samoa and from Ryukyu Islands to New Calendonia. It is also known as the purple firefish and is found in depths from 82 to 230 feet. The elegant firefish prefers hard, open bottoms of reefs, sandy patches and rubble, or in deeper...

Threadsail Filefish Stephanolepis cirrhifer
2014-06-13 09:04:41

The threadsail filefish (Stephanolepis cirrhifer) is a fish species found in the western Pacific from northern Japan to the East China Sea. Usually found near the seabed at depths of 33 feet. Juveniles generally shelter themselves within the safety of drifting seaweed to hide from predators. It is a migratory fish that can move over 62 miles between feeding and spawning grounds. The...

Clown featherback Chitala ornata
2014-06-10 15:33:30

The clown featherback (Chitala ornata) is a species of tropical fish native to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Its distribution is in the Mekong, Chao Phraya and Meklong river basins. It has also been introduced to Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The clown featherback is often confused with the clown knifefish (Chitala chitala). The featherback grows to 39 inches in length,...

Clown knifefish Chitala chitala
2014-06-10 14:52:03

The clown knifefish (Chitala chitala) is a fish species that inhabits the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Mahanadi river basins, ranging from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. It is also sometimes known as the Indian featherback. The Chitala genus was once thought to contain several separate species, but now are known to be a separate species. The maximum length of the clown knifefish is...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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