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Chihuahua White Pine Pinus strobiformis
2014-07-14 15:53:18

Chihuahua white pine (Pinus strobiformis) is found in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Northern Mexico as well as in southern Mexico through Chihuahua and Durango to Jalisco. This pine has also been found growing in the US in AZ, CO, NM, and TX. Other common names include Border pine and Southwestern White pine. The Chihuahua white pine is a small to medium sized tree growing to...

DINA SA
2014-06-23 06:49:58

DINA S.A. is a Mexican automotive manufacturer of heavy trucks, specialty trucks, urban buses, armored military vehicles and intercity coaches. The company was founded in 1951 and is owned by the Gomez Flores family located in Ciudad Sahagun, Hidalgo, Mexico. Products manufactured by DINA are distributed to the UK, US, Russia, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Mexico, Nicaragua and other Central and South...

Vehculos Automotores Mexicanos VAM
2014-06-23 06:39:08

Vehículos Automotores Mexicanos (VAM) was founded in 1946 under the Willys Mexicana SA name and manufactured automobiles in Mexico until 1989. It originally produced vehicles licensed under Willys-Overland and American Motors Corporation (AMC). In 1963 the company became government controlled so VAM became its own company, transforming from Willys Mexicana through an agreement with AMC and...

Ocote Pine Pinus oocarpa
2014-05-16 09:55:29

Ocote pine (Pinus oocarpa) is native to Mexico and Central America. This tree is also known as the Mexican yellow pine, hazelnut pine, pino Amarillo, and pino avellano. This pine is closely related to the pinus greggii and pinus patula. This pine grows at altitudes of 3000-7000 feet above sea level while in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua it grows at lower altitudes of 2600 feet. In poor...

Greggs Pine Pinus greggii
2014-04-22 13:05:16

Gregg’s pine (Pinus greggii) is native to eastern Mexico. The name is derived from a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico, Josiah Gregg (1806-1850). This pine is closely related to the Patula pine with the difference being in the length of the needles and the bark of the tree. The Gregg’s pine grows at altitudes between 4265 – 8530...

Mexican Fireleg Brachypelma boehmei
2013-09-09 10:14:11

The Mexican Fireleg (Brachypelma beohmei), known also as the Mexican Rustleg Tarantula, is a tarantula that is native to Mexico in Guerrero state. These spiders prefer semi-humid climates and are obligate terrestrial burrowers. As with all closely related tarantula species, they defend themselves with their urticating hairs when they are provoked. They’re not the easiest species to keep in...

Greater Long Nosed Bat Leptonycteris nivalis
2013-08-19 15:40:45

The greater long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis), also known as the Mexican long-nosed bat, is a species of leaf-nosed bat that can be found in Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. It prefers a habitat within temperate forests or desert scrublands. The greater long-nosed bat migrates seasonally to different areas of is range, most likely due to weather patterns and food abundance. In...

Zeebo
2013-08-06 15:42:46

The Zeebo is a 3G enabled system for entertainment and educational use. It allows the user to play video games, connect to the Internet, and run educational programs. The unit was developed by Zeebo Inc. and announced in November 2008 in Brazil. It went on sale in limited supply on June 1, 2009. The original price was dropped twice by November 2009, and was distributed nationwide in December...

Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada,...

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes burrovianus
2013-04-23 15:11:08

The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), also known as the Savannah Vulture, is a species of bird belonging to the New World Vulture family Cathartidae. It was considered to be the same species as the Greater Yellow-headed Vulture until they were separated in 1964. It can be found in Mexico, Central America, and South America in seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland,...

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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.