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Mirabilis jalapa L marvel of Peru
2012-06-15 03:55:55

Symbol: MIJA Group: Dicot Family: Nyctaginaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Subshrub Native Status: L48    I HI    I PR    I VI    I Synonyms:   MIJAL Mirabilis jalapa L. ssp. lindheimeri Standl.   MILI2 Mirabilis lindheimeri (Standl.) Shinners Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states...

Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and...

Ash-throated Crake Porzana albicollis
2012-04-02 15:22:04

The Ash-throated Crake, (Porzana albicollis), is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps. The Ash-throated Crake is a small bird with a short bill. It has...

Zebra Oto Otocinclus cocama
2009-07-04 16:02:41

The Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama) is a fish from Peru. This fish is from the genus Otocinclus and is a family member of Loricariidae. In 2004, a tributary of the Rio Ucayali in Peru described the Zebra Oto. Relatives close to the Zebra Oto are O. mariae, O. huaorani, O. bororo, O. mura as well as the O. batmani. This fish is found in the Ucayali River in Peru and likely in the Maranon...

Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
2009-04-07 14:28:10

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) is a species of passerine bird found in forest and woodlands throughout most of the Amazon basin in northern Bolivia, eastern Peru , eastern Ecuador, eastern Colombia,Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern and western Brazil. Although it occurs in low densities and is hard to spot, it is a widespread and common species. It is considered to...

Peruvian Booby
2008-11-29 19:45:05

The Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata), is a seabird endemic to the Peruvian current. It is distributed only along the coast of South America from Punta Pariñas in Peru to Concepción in Chile. It is one of the most abundant species of seabird that inhabits the Peruvian Coast. By the mid twentieth century this species had an estimated population of 3 million individuals. Peruvian Boobies...

Black Siskin
2008-08-13 17:06:25

The Black Siskin (Carduelis atrata), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

Sechuran Fox
2008-06-16 15:53:07

The Sechuran Fox (Lycalopex sechurae), also known as the Peruvian Desert Fox or the Sechuran Zorro, is a South American species of canid closely related to other South American "false" foxes or zorro, of which it is the smallest. It is found in the Sechura Desert in southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. The Sechuran Fox weighs 9 to 11 pounds with a body length of about 24 inches and a...

Peruvian Hairless Dog
2008-05-28 10:59:43

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is an ancient Peruvian breed which was and is often kept as a pet in the region. It is one of a few breeds of hairless dog that exist, and it is very similar to the Xoloitzcuintli in particular. They lived in the coastal areas during pre-Incan times but nearly became extinct with the Spanish conquest of Peru. However, the breed survived. The Peruvian Hairless dog is...

Red-legged Honeycreeper
2008-05-02 14:55:58

The Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus), is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and central Brazil, and on Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago. This is a species of forest edge, open woodland, and cocoa and citrus plantations. The Red-legged Honeycreeper is often found in small groups. The Red-legged Honeycreeper...

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  • 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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