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2012-06-15 03:23:36

Symbol: NOEM Group: Dicot Family: Oleaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Tree Native Status: L48    I Distribution: Noronhiaemarginata(Lam.) Hook distribution:USA(FL) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

2012-06-15 03:27:05

Symbol: NEAR Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons...

Mauritian Tomb Bat Taphozous mauritianus
2012-06-14 21:39:31

The Mauritian tomb bat (Taphozous mauritianus) is one of 51 species of sac-winged bats.  It is native to Madagascar and central and southern Africa. The range of the Mauritian tomb bat is large, encompassing many areas of Africa and the surrounding islands. It can be found in arid habitats as well as in grassland, tropical, and semi-arid habitats. It prefers habitats within moist savannah...

Malagasy Civet Fossa fossana
2012-06-14 18:03:21

The Malagasy civet (Fossa fossana) is native to Madagascar, where it inhabits tropical rainforests. Its other common names include the striped civet and the fanaloka. It was previously classified with the banded palm civet in the subfamily Hemigalinae, and as its own subspecies in the subfamily Fossinae. It should not be confused with the fossa, a cat like creature that is also native to...

Madagascan Flying Fox Pteropus rufus
2012-06-14 17:18:51

The Madagascan flying fox (Pteropus rufus) is native to Madagascar. Its other common names include the Madagascar fruit bat and the Madagascar flying-fox. It is one of many species of megabat, and the largest bat that can be found on the island of Madagascar. It can have a total body length of 9.1 to 10.5 inches with a wingspan of up to four feet. It can weigh up to 1.6 pounds. Its diet...

Small-toothed Sportive Lemur Lepilemur microdon
2012-06-14 17:15:27

The small-toothed sportive lemur (Lepilemur microdon) is also known as the small-toothed weasel lemur, and is native only to the island of Madagascar. It range extends from the Ranomafana National Park to Andringitra National Park in the southwest. It is thought that the Manampatrana River marks the southern border of this range, and that the Namorona River marks the north. It is thought that...

Narrow-striped Mongoose Mungotictis decemlineata
2012-06-14 16:59:28

The narrow-striped mongoose (Mungotictis decemlineata) is native to the island of Madagascar, occurring in arid deciduous forests within the western and southwestern areas of the island. The borders of its range are the Tsiribihina and Mangoky rivers. In Malagasy, this mongoose is known as the boky-boky, pronounced “bOO-ky bOO-ky”. The narrow-striped mongoose is diurnal, mainly active...

2012-06-18 04:09:40

Symbol: CYPH Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    I Distribution: CyperusphaeolepisCherm. distribution:USA(TX) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division...

Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Decne Madagascar
2012-06-18 04:38:47

Symbol: CRMA10 Group: Dicot Family: Asclepiadaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Native Status: L48    I PR    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

Greater Bamboo Lemur Prolemur simus
2012-06-11 12:05:42

The greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the broad-nosed gentle lemur and the broad-nosed bamboo lemur. It has a small range in southwestern Madagascar, although it is thought that its range was much larger in the past.  Andringitra National Park and Ranomafana Nation Park are included in its range. The greater...

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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