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Black Scabbardfish Aphanopus carbo
2013-02-02 08:04:02

Image Credit: R Mintern/Wikipedia The black scabbardfish is native to the North Atlantic Ocean in deep water ranging from the Southern United States to Northern Africa, and heavily populated around Greenland and Iceland. The depth range of the adult of this species is from 600 feet to a mile, and the juvenile depth range is from 300 - 3,000 feet. The body of the black scabbardfish is...

Prunus lusitanica L Portugal laurel
2012-06-14 12:09:00

Symbol: PRLU Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   PRLUM2 Prunus lusitanica L. f. myrtifolia (Mouill.) hort. ex Zabel Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:OR Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

Torvosaurus
2010-09-29 15:30:41

Torvosaurus, meaning "savage lizard," is a genus of large theropod dinosaur from the late Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic Period. Fossils of Torvosaurus have been found in North America and Portugal. It was first discovered by James Jensen and Kenneth Stadtman in the Morrison Formation at Dry Mesa Quarry, Colorado in 1972. The genus and type species, T. tanneri,...

Miragaia
2010-02-02 15:13:18

Miragaia, named for the area in which it was found (Miragaia, Portugal), is a genus of stegosaurid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (approximately 150 million years ago). A fairly complete half skeleton and partial skull were discovered. It was described by Octávio Mateus and his colleagues in 2009. The type species is M. longicollum. Fragments from a juvenile individual were also...

Common Parsley Frog
2009-01-17 17:34:17

The Common Parsley Frog (Pelodytes punctatus) Is a species of frog that ranges from Spain up to the North of France, including France, Spain, Portugal and a small part of Northwestern Italy. It is found in open, semi-open, and even arid landscapes that are usually made up of Pine and Holm oak stands. They also prefer areas with rich calcium deposits in the soil. It can be found from sea level...

Boscas Newt
2008-11-14 17:17:35

The Bosca's Newt (Triturus boscai), also known as the Iberian Newt, or Tritón Ibérico, is a species of salamander found in Portugal and Spain. It has an extensive range of habitats including temperate forests, shrubby vegetation, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and sandy shores. It also can be found in pastureland,...

Norway Lobster
2008-05-05 22:35:37

The Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), also called the Dublin Bay Prawn, Langoustine or Scampi, is found in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and North Sea as far north as Iceland and northern Norway, and south to Portugal. It is not common in the Mediterranean except in the north Adriatic Sea. The Norway Lobster is a slim orange-pink lobster up to 9.5 inches long. The tail is muscular, and...

Knifetooth dogfish
2007-04-19 05:12:06

The Knifetooth dogfish, Scymnodon ringens, is a harmless sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found in the eastern Atlantic, from Scotland to Spain, Portugal, and Senegal, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, between latitudes 58° N and 15° N, at depths of between (200 and 1,600 m). Its length is up to 3.61 ft (1.1 m). The Knifetooth dogfish is a rare species inhabiting...