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Texas Spiny Lizard
2007-04-18 14:55:57

The Texas Spiny Lizard, Sceloporus olivaceus, is a species of lizard native to the south central United States and in northeastern Mexico. In the U.S. they are found in Texas and Oklahoma, and in Mexico they are found in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and San Luis Potosí. They are quite common throughout their range. Their preferred habitat is mesquite trees within areas...

Cave tetra
2007-03-26 13:47:14

Astyanax jordani is a freshwater fish of the Characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes, native to Mexico. It is often referred to by its local Spanish name Sardina Ciega but is more commonly called the Cave tetra. A blind cave fish, A. jordani is a recent evolution from the Mexican tetra (A. mexicanus). While it can be confused with the blind cave form of A. mexicanus, it...

Texas Night Snake
2007-03-19 18:44:07

The Texas Night Snake, Hypsiglena torquata jani, is a species of small colubrid snake native to the southern United States and Mexico. It ranges from southern Kansas to southern Colorado, and south throughout New Mexico, the western half of Texas to central Mexico. They prefer semi-arid habitats with rocky soils. The Texas Night Snake grows from 10 to 16 inches in length. It is typically a...

Western Blind Snake
2007-03-19 17:53:11

The Western Blind Snake, Leptotyphlops humilis, is a member of the reptile family Leptotyphlopidae. They are sometimes known as "˜thread snakes'. It is distributed throughout the western United States and Mexico. It prefers deserts and scrub where the soil is loose enough to dig through. The western blind snake is pink, purple, or silvery-brown in color, shiny, and blunt at both ends, and...

Texas Alligator Lizard
2007-03-19 15:29:01

The Texas Alligator Lizard, Gerrhonotus infernalis, is a species of alligator lizard found in the central region of the American state of Texas, and south into Mexico. They are relatively slow moving, diurnal lizards, with good vision. They are often found in on rocky hillsides, where they hide amongst the stones or in limestone crevices. It is a medium-sized lizard, growing to a maximum...

Black bass
2007-03-16 18:49:14

Micropterus (Lacépède, 1802), is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family. The black basses are distributed throughout a large area east of the Rocky Mountains in North America, from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to northeastern Mexico. Several species, notably the largemouth and smallmouth bass, have been very widely introduced throughout the world, and are now considered...

Silvertip shark
2007-03-13 09:46:38

The Silvertip shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, is a fairly large and slender shark found at or close to offshore remote island reefs. The Silvertip shark is named because of its white marking on all fins. The Silvertip shark is found near reefs at depths to about 2624.67 ft (800 m), mostly below 98.43 ft (30 m), in the Red Sea and along the coasts of East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles,...

Texas Indigo Snake
2007-02-18 23:21:30

The Texas Indigo Snake, Drymarchon corais erebennus, is a non-venomous, colubrid snake found in the southern end of the State of Texas, and into Mexico as far as Vera Cruz. They prefer lightly vegetated areas not far from permanent water sources. They are also found in mesquite savannah, open grassland, and coastal sand dunes. Texas Indigo Snakes are predominantly black in color, with a high...

Pueblan Milk Snake
2007-02-14 08:22:49

The Pueblan Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli, is a species of non-venomous colubrid snake. They are typically nocturnal, especially in the summer months when the heat is beyond tolerable. They are commonly found in southern Puebla, eastern Morelos, and northern Oaxaca, Mexico. They are also very commonly found in captivity as pets. Bright colors and broad bands of red, black...

Mexican Milk Snake
2007-02-14 08:21:27

The Mexican Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum annulata, is a species of milk snake native to northeastern Mexico in Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León, and southern Texas in the United States. Their choice of habitat is semi-arid brush areas, with sandy soils. The Mexican Milk Snake has distinct red, black and cream colored banding, which sometimes leads to it being called a coral...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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