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Four-lined Skink
2007-02-13 10:40:23

The Four-lined Skink, Eumeces tetragrammus, is a member of the skink family Eumeces. It occurs in northern Mexico and along the Mexican Gulf coast and in western and central Texas. They prefer lightly wooded areas, rocky areas, and grasslands. There are two subspecies; The Long-lined Skink and the Short-lined Skink. The Long-lined skink is gray to light brown in color and has light stripes...

American Badger
2007-01-22 16:38:59

The American Badger, Taxidea taxus, is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European Badger. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico and central Canada. This animal prefers dry open areas with deep soils that are easy to dig, such as prairie regions. In Mexico, this animal is sometimes called "tlacoyote". Anatomy The stocky body...

Western Spotted Skunk
2007-01-22 14:51:37

The Western Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis) is a spotted skunk found throughout the western United States, northern Mexico, and southwestern British Columbia. It was once thought to be the same species as the Eastern Spotted Skunk but in fact has a different reproductive cycle. The western spotted skunk is smaller than the striped skunk. There total length is usually 13.78 to 21.65 in (35 to...

Striped Skunk
2007-01-22 14:50:32

The striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis, is an omnivorous mammal of the skunk family Mephitidae. Found over most of the North American continent north of Mexico, it is one of the most well known mammals in Canada and the United States. The striped skunk has a black body with a white stripe along each side of its body. The two stripes join into a broader white area at the nape. Its forehead has...

Kit Fox
2007-01-22 13:45:42

The kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) is a relatively common North American fox. Its range extends into northern Mexico. It has a generally gray coat, with rusty tones, and a black tip to its tail. Unlike the gray fox it has no stripe along the length of its tail. Habitat Kit foxes usually live in open desert or wide grassland, preferring dryer areas. They will dig a small den, from which they...

Pallid bat
2007-01-19 12:01:30

The pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is a species of bat, which ranges from western Canada to central Mexico. Pallid bats have larger eyes than most other species of bats in North America and have pale and wide ears. Their fur is generally lightly colored. They have on average a total length of 3.62 to 5.31 inches (92 to 135mm). Pallid Bats feed on insects such as crickets and scorpions, and...

Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:54:12

The Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake, Crotalus willardi, is a small species of venomous rattlesnake found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is rarely found outside habitats of high elevation. They are found primarily in wooded mountain ranges primarily in the southwest. Human encounters with these snakes are considered rare events. This is a rather small rattlesnake, with all...

Black-tailed Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:42:35

The Black-tailed Rattlesnake, Crotalus molossus, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the South-Western United States and Mexico. Although they are good climbers and expert swimmers, they are mostly terrestrial and can be found in grasslands, desert areas, rocky and mountainous areas and higher altitude forested habitats. This is a relatively small rattlesnake species. It averages...

Speckled Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:37:11

The Speckled Rattlesnake, Crotalus mitchellii, is a species of rattlesnake found in the Southwestern United States, and in northern Mexico. There are three subspecies currently recognized. The Angel de la Guarda Speckled Rattlesnake and the El Muerto Island Speckled Rattlesnake was once recognized as subspecies, but are now considered separate species. Photo by LA Dawson

Banded Rock Rattlesnake
2007-01-10 10:33:32

The Banded Rock Rattlesnake, Crotalus lepidus klauberi, is a subspecies of venomous rock rattlesnake found in the southern United States, including Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and into northern Mexico. They are often found in canyons, hilly slopes, or man-made road cuts. They typically do not travel far, and often spend their entire lives on one particular slope or ridge. They are...

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.