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Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
2012-04-02 16:35:00

The Bat Falcon, (Falco rufigularis), is a species of bird of prey found in Mexico, Central and South America and Trinidad. It was formerly known as Falco albigularis. Its habitats are open woodlands and forest clearings. The adult female Bat Falcon measures 12 inches in length while the male is smaller, at 9 inches. The adult has a black back, head and tail. The throat, upper breast and neck...

STS-61-B
2012-03-10 09:09:46

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 26, 1985 at 7:29 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 3 at 1:33 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 109 times at an altitude of 225 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.8 million miles. Three communications satellites were deployed: MORE LOS-B (Mexico), AUSSAT-2 (Australia) and SATCOM KU-2 (RCA...

Velafrons
2010-09-08 17:38:29

Velafrons, meaning "sailed forehead," is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mexico. It was discovered in Rincon Colorado, Coahuila, Mexico in the Cerro del Pueblo Formation of the late Campanian age dating to about 73.5 million years ago. It is known from a nearly complete skull and partial skeleton of a juvenile specimen. The type species is V....

Velafrons
2010-09-08 17:33:53

Velafrons, meaning "sailed forehead," is a genus of the hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mexico. It was discovered in Rincon Colorado, Coahuila, Mexico in the Cerro del Pueblo Formation of the late Campanian age dating to about 73.5 million years ago. It is known from a nearly complete skull and partial skeleton of a juvenile specimen. The type species is V....

Nearctic Ecozone
2009-07-01 13:11:19

The Nearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. The Nearctic covers most of North America, Greenland, and the highlands of Mexico. Southern Mexico, southern Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean are part of the Neotropic ecozone. The World Wildlife Fund divides the Nearctic into four bioregions. These four regions are the Canadian Shield, Eastern North America, Western North America, and...

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla
2009-04-28 16:04:36

Bursera microphylla or Elephant Tree is a tree indigenous to Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It grows on average approximately 12-15 feet in height with pale grayish white bark and straight flat bean-like leaves. Spherical yellow buds bloom into white five point flowers which produce fruit consisting of an outer skin, a fleshy middle layer, and a hard yellow stone...

Ponytail Palm Beaucarnea recurvata
2009-04-23 11:27:51

The Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) is a commonly grown houseplant in temperate latitudes. The plant is often referred to as the a palm, although it is not truly a palm. In order to successfully cultivate this plant, winter minimum temperatures must remain above 50°F, and rise to temperatures of around 86°F in summer. States of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and San Luis Potosí in Mexico...

Zinnia
2009-04-17 14:22:38

Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants in the Asteraceae family. This is a plant of scrub and dry grassland found in an area stretching from the American Southwest to South America, but primarily Mexico. The most familiar species from this genus is Zinnia elegans. It was originally found in Mexico and is considered a hot climate plant. The leaves of Zinnia plants are...

Northern Royal Flycatcher
2009-04-07 14:32:13

The Northern Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus) is a species of passerine bird found in Mexico, south through most of Central America, to northwestern Colombia and far western Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests. The adult is 6.5 to 7 inches long with brown upperparts and small beige colored spots on its wing coverts. The rump and tail are...

Hooded Skunk
2009-02-16 18:54:47

The Hooded Skunk (Mephitis macroura) is a species of skunk similar to the Striped Skunk. It is most abundant in Mexico, but its range extends south into central America and north into the Southwestern United States. Its habitat is grassland, high desert, and in the foothills of mountains. It avoids high elevation however. It prefers areas near water, such as rivers. Although similar to the...

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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