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Grey-necked Wood Rail Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland...

Big Bend National Park
2013-03-19 15:35:15

Big Bend National Park is located in the United States in the state of Texas. This park was first established in 1933 as a Texas State Park known as Texas Canyons State Park, but was later renamed Big Bend State Park. The park attained National status in 1935 when the U.S. Congress passed legislature to acquire the park. The park was completed and opened in 1944. The history of human...

Coues Rice Rat Oryzomys couesi
2012-07-25 06:49:31

Coues' rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) is a semiaquatic rat that can be found in southern Texas, throughout Mexico and Central America, and into the northwestern portion of Colombia. It prefers a habitat with abundant water, but it is able to live in arid habitats and shrub lands. Coues’ rice rat forms the group O. couesi, along with six other species of rat. All of these rats are in the Oryzomys...

Bairds Tapir Tapirus bairdii
2012-05-09 08:23:13

Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is native to Central America and northern areas of South America. It is among three species of tapir that is native to Latin America. Baird’s tapir was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist who observed the creatures in 1843 on a trip to Mexico, even though W. T. White, another American naturalist, made the first documentation of the...

Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus
2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and...

Mexican free-tailed bat Tadarida brasiliensis
2012-05-03 08:50:46

The Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis), is a native bat to the Americas. It has a range that stretches from Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Nebraska, and other states in the north to southern areas in most of Southern America and Mexico. This bat’s South American range is not understood and it lives in four of the seven faunal regions of South America. Its habitats include places like the...

California Leaf-nosed Bat Macrotus californicus
2012-04-27 08:04:17

California Leaf-nosed Bat, Macrotus californicus The California leaf-nosed bat (Macrotus californicus) is common to the United States and Mexico. The range of this leafed nose bat includes New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and in the scrub habitats located in the Mohave and Sonoran deserts in California. They can also be found in western Mexico. The California leaf-nosed bat is brown in color....

Evening Bats Nycticeius humeralis
2012-04-25 08:05:55

The evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis), a species in the vesper bat family, is native to North America and can be found throughout the eastern and mid-western United States and northeastern Mexico. Colonies of these bats are most common in the coastal areas, but their populations are declining in other states.  Generally thought to be migratory, recent studies have shown that some of the bats...

Western Pipistrelle Parastrellus hesperus
2012-04-25 07:32:34

The western pipistrelle, commonly known as the canyon bat, is a one of over three hundred known species of evening (or vesper) bats. It can be found in the western United States and in Mexico, preferring to roost in small rock crevices around dry bush lands and deserts. Known as the smallest bat in the world, males can be up to 2.5 inches, while females are slightly larger with an average of...

Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and...

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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.