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Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
2012-09-12 11:48:41

The spoon-billed sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) can be found in Southeast Asia in the winter and northeastern Russia during its breeding season in warmer months. In Russia, its breeding range includes the sea coats adjacent to the Chukchi Peninsula and south to the Kamchatka peninsula. It will migrate through many areas along the Pacific Coast including Japan, North and South Korea, and...

Wild Water Buffalo Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including...

Greater Short-nosed Fruit Bat Cynopterus sphinx
2012-08-10 11:01:08

The greater short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx), also known as the short-nosed Indian fruit bat, is a megabat that is native to southeastern and southern areas of Asia. Its range includes Pakistan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, China, and Cambodia, among other areas. It prefers to reside in tropical habitats, where humans grow fruit as crops, but it will live in mangrove forests and...

2012-06-15 06:03:38

Symbol: LASP Group: Dicot Family: Lythraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    I Distribution: Lagerstroemiaspeciosa(L.) Pers. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

Costus guanaiensis Rusby cana de India
2012-06-18 05:09:43

Symbol: COGU Group: Monocot Family: Costaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Shrub Subshrub Native Status: PR    N Distribution: CostusguanaiensisRusby distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed...

2012-06-18 05:09:44

Symbol: COGUM Group: Monocot Family: Costaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   COMA13 Costus macrostrobilus K. Schum. Distribution: CostusguanaiensisRusby var.macrostrobilus(K. Schum.) Maas distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

Oriental Small-clawed Otter Aonyx cinerea
2012-05-18 14:29:41

The oriental small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea) is also known as the Asian small-clawed otter. The range of this otter includes Burma, Bangladesh, India, Taiwan, Laos, southern China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia. This otter was thought to be a single member in the genus Amblonyx, but it has been recently classified as Aonyx due to research on its mitochondrial...

2010-01-27 13:32:42

Indosuchus is a genus of abelisaurid dinosaur from the Maastrichtian era of the Late Cretaceous Period (70 to 65 million years ago). It was described in 1933 from remains found in India. Its name is derived from the Ancient Greek word for India: Indos, and the Ancient Greek word for crocodile: soukhos. This was a primitive theropod related to Abelisaurus. Indosuchus was bipedal and...

Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa
2009-07-15 14:04:36

The Himalayan Quail, (Ophrysia superciliosa), is feared extinct as it was last verified in 1876. By 1904, this quail was considered very scarce, and to add to its scarecity, only two locations (northwest India and the western Himilayas) of the species are known. Even with numerous searches, their survival can not be counted out since they may be hard to spot. This medium-sized quail belongs...

Indomalaya Ecozone
2009-07-01 12:56:43

The Indomalaya ecozone is one of Earth's eight ecosystems. It covers most of South and Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia. This area was originally known as the Oriental Region by most scientists (especially biogeographers). Indomalaya extends from Afghanistan to Pakistan through the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia to southern China, and through Indonesia toward Java, Bali, and...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'