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Sidewinder
2007-01-10 10:31:07

The Sidewinder, Crotalus cerastes, is a species of rattlesnake that inhabits lowland deserts of the southwestern United States, including Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah, and northern Mexico. This species is nocturnal during hot months and diurnal during the cooler months of the year. Some people call this snake the Horned Rattlesnake because of the raised horn-like scales above its eyes....

Beaded Lizard Mexican Beaded Lizard
2007-01-02 11:41:40

The Beaded Lizard or Mexican Beaded Lizard, Heloderma horridum, is a venomous lizard found in Mexico and the southern United States. Adult Mexican Beaded Lizards range from 13 to 18 inches in length. Until recently, the beaded lizard and the Gila Monster were the only two lizards known to be venomous. Research showed that some iguanas and monitors are also venomous. The beaded lizards'...

Texas Banded Gecko
2007-01-02 11:22:17

The Texas Banded Gecko, Coleonyx brevis, is a species of small gecko native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. They are most commonly found in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico in the United States, and in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Durango in Mexico. They prefer semi-arid habitats, and are often found around rock piles or canyon crevices. Texas...

Brazilian Porcupine
2006-12-13 16:25:48

The Brazilian Porcupine (Coendou prehensilis) is a porcupine found in tropical forests in Mexico and throughout much of South America. The body is covered with short, thick spines that are whitish or yellowish in color. They are mixed with the darker hair, while the underside is grayish. The lips and nose are fleshy. The tail tip curls upward so as to get a better grip on tree branches....

Ords Kangaroo Rat
2006-12-13 15:21:03

Ord's Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii, is a kangaroo rat that is native to Western North America, specifically the Great Plains and the Great Basin. Its range extends from extreme southern Canada to central Mexico. Ord's Kangaroo Rat has a 5th toe on its hind foot, which distinguishes it from Dipodomys elator. It is bicolor with gold-brown dorsal hair and a white stomach. It has a long tail...

Common Opossum
2006-12-12 12:25:48

The Common Opossum or Manicou is an opossum species living from the south of Mexico to Bolivia. It prefers the woods, but can also live in fields and cities. The Common Opossum is approximately as big as a cat. Its fine and smooth tail can measure 19.7 inches (50 cm). It has 50 teeth. The Common Opossum is a nocturnal animal. During the day, it sleeps in the hollow of a tree. Its head...

Blue Grosbeak
2006-11-11 16:52:51

The Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea, is a member of the bird family Cardinalidae. It is a medium-sized seed eating bird related to New World buntings or New World grosbeaks. It is a migratory bird, which nests across most of the southern half of the United States, and much of northern Mexico.

Pyrrhuloxia
2006-11-11 16:43:56

The Pyrrhuloxia, Cardinalis sinuatus, is a medium-sized bird in the same genus as the Northern Cardinal and the Vermilion Cardinal. It is primarily a resident of Mexico, but can be found in the southern parts of the U.S. states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Its name, pyrrhula, meaning crossbill, and loxia, meaning flame-colored, comes from the Latin term describing the shape of its bill...

Grayish Saltator
2006-11-11 16:37:52

The Grayish Saltator, Saltator coerulescens, is a bird of the cardinal family. This species occurs in Mexico, Central America and South America, south to Peru and northern Argentina in open woodland, plains and scrub. There are 13 subspecies, several of which are considered as full species by some authors, mainly on the basis of vocalizations. On average it is 7.8 inches long and weighs...

Orchard Oriole
2006-11-11 16:31:29

The Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius, is a small blackbird. Their breeding habitat is semi-open areas with deciduous trees across eastern North America south to central Mexico, often near water. These birds migrate in flocks to winter from central Mexico south through Central America to northern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. Adult Orchard Orioles are 6.3 inches long and weigh about...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.