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Steppe Polecat Mustela eversmanii
2013-01-01 14:56:56

The steppe polecat (Mustela eversmanii), also known as the masked polecat or the white polecat, is a member of the Mustelidae family that is native to Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia. It is a nomadic species, moving across its large range to follow its main prey item of ground squirrels. This species holds five recognized subspecies, and one extinct subspecies known as M. e....

Marbled Polecat
2007-06-25 07:46:23

The Marbled Polecat, Vormela peregusna, is a small mammal to the subfamily Mustelinae. They are typically found in the dryer areas and grasslands of southeastern Europe to western China. The range includes Bulgaria, Romania, Asia Minor, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Iran, Afghanistan, Mongolia, China, and other Asian countries. They are found in open desert, semi-desert, semi-arid rocky areas...

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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