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Revision Of The Liverwort Radula Buccinifera Complex
2013-10-31 11:05:43

Pensoft Publishers The supposedly widespread and variable Australasian liverwort species Radula buccinifera is nothing of the kind. The species was described in 1844, and reported for New Zealand in 1855. It has gone on to be the most commonly collected species in both countries, yet it doesn't even occur in New Zealand, according to results of research led by Dr Matt Renner at Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. Molecular and morphological evidence show that what was thought to...

2013-10-28 23:27:38

PineNutOil.org, the leading producer and supplier of Siberian Pine Nut Oil, is now offering 50 percent off shipping costs to Australia and New Zealand. PineNutOil.org sells only the highest-quality, 100 percent cold-pressed pine nut oil products. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 PineNutOil.org announces a new discount in shipping costs – consumers in Australia and New Zealand can now receive 50 percent off shipping costs on all pine nut oil products. Aside from the best-selling...

2013-10-24 23:33:04

Comedian Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, Yes Man, The Boat That Rocked) provides narration and sound effects for interactive children's story book app available on Apple's App Store. Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Yoozoo Books, a new children's book app publisher, today announced the release of Have You Heard, a children’s story book and game app for iPad. With narration and sound effects from Rhys Darby, the app is for kids of all ages. Have You Heard...

2013-10-16 23:03:35

Tan Physics True Color Sunless Tanner is Finally Available for Delivery to Our Customers South of the Equator Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Tan Physics True Color Sunless Tanner is pleased to announce express delivery to Australia and New Zealand. "Our clients located in regions outside of the US have requested us to begin delivery asap. We have responded with a great solution," says David Andrews of Tan Physics. "As the demand for self tanners begins to explode, it...


Latest New Zealand Reference Libraries

Holarchaea novaeseelandiae
2014-04-07 13:00:17

Holarchaea novaeseelandiae is one of only two described species in the genus Holarchaea and is native to New Zealand. This spider is very small at less than 1.5 millimeters long. It is shiny black, brown, olive, or beige in color. The head region is clearly distinguished, features eight eyes, and a few setae. It occurs only in the forests of New Zealand. It lives in humid environments and has been found on moss, ferns, and plant litter. Image Caption: adult Holarchaea sp. from New...

Waitoreke
2014-02-05 16:37:44

The Waitoreke is a cryptid from New Zealand described as being otter-like. Its name derived from “Wai” is a Maori word for water. The rest of the word has different translations, but the common one is “toreke,” which means to disappear. Together the name could translate into “disappears into water” or another translation is a “disappearing water specter.” The usual description is a small otter-like creature about the size of a cat. It has brownish short fur and short...

Saker GT
2014-02-01 08:44:08

Saker Sports Cars is an automobile manufacturer based in New Zealand, founded in 1989. The company’s name comes from a bird of prey that is found in the Middle East and Central Asia. The first Saker, the SV1, was designed and built by Bruce Turnbull. Saker vehicles are built as touring race cars, but can be made legal for the road in the UK, Japan and New Zealand. The SV1 was built in a limited number. It had a steel space-frame chassis, a fiberglass body, used a variety of V-6 and...

Kina, Evechinus chloroticus
2013-11-15 10:54:52

Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) is a sea urchin that is native to New Zealand. This echinoderm belongs to the family Echinometridae and it has the potential to reach a maximum diameter of 16 to 17 centimeters. It is scattered throughout New Zealand and in some northern and southern offshore islands. It can be found in shallow waters around 12 to 14 meters deep, although there are also intertidal populations located in the north of both the North and South Islands. It shows a preference for...

Common Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus vulpecula
2013-09-23 13:56:03

The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Australia in a range that extends from northern, eastern, several eastern areas of Australia, Tasmania, and a number of islands like Barrow Island and Kangaroo Island. This species was introduced into New Zealand in 1840, where it has now become an abundant species. It prefers to reside in a variety of habitats including semiarid areas, forests,...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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