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2012-08-12 23:00:05

Prevalence of infection in raccoons can range to nearly 100% of all raccoons sampled in an area Dixon, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Animal Capture and Removal is reminding residents of the risks associated with raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris porcyonis) and urging everyone to take proper precautions to prevent human infection. Raccoon roundworm can be highly prevalent in certain areas of the state, with infection rates ranging to 100% of all raccoons sampled in some areas. Proper hygiene...

2012-05-17 23:04:43

Mindmachines.com unveils the Procyon a mind machine with Mediaform color changing lights and music sync capabilities. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 MindMachines.com announces the immediate availability of the Procyon Audio-Visual Synthesizer by MindPlace. Procyon utilizes an all new operating system with emphasis on performance training and visual meditation. Its color changing LED glasses are capable of creating thousands of colors by blending the red, blue and green LEDs at...


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Ring-tailed Cat, Bassariscus astutus
2012-11-01 07:16:05

The ring-tailed cat (Bassariscus astutus), also known as the ringtail cat or the marv cat, is a species within the raccoon family, Procyonidae, and is native to North America. Its range includes California, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Utah, eastern Kansas, and central and northern Mexico. Its range includes the Great Basin Desert, and it intersects with the range of B. sumichrasti in Veracruz, Guerrero, and Oaxaca. This species prefers a habitat in arid, rocky areas with a water source like...

Crab-eating Raccoon, Procyon cancrivorus
2012-07-20 08:42:55

The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is native to South and Central America. Its range includes Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and extends to the northern areas of Uruguay and Argentina. It prefers a habitat with abundant water resources. Although the name implies that this raccoon’s diet consists of only crabs, it also consumes other crustaceans, like lobster, as well as fruits, amphibians, and turtle eggs. The crab-eating raccoon is similar in appearance to the common...

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2009-02-16 18:09:55

The Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti) is a nocturnal, arboreal and omnivorous species of mammal that belongs to the family Procyonidae. Its range extends from Mexico to western Panama. Its preferred habitats are wet, tropical evergreen woodlands and mountain forests. It will move seasonally to drier deciduous forests. It is not common in its natural range. It is completely dependent on forest habitat, making it susceptible to deforestation. The term cacomistle is from the Nahuatl...

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2007-01-23 14:10:02

A raccoon (also spelled racoon) is a nocturnal mammal in the genus Procyon of the Procyonidae family. Raccoons are unusual for their thumbs, which (though not opposable) enable them to open many closed containers (such as garbage cans) and doors. They are intelligent omnivores with a reputation for being clever and mischievous. Raccoons range from 19.69 to 39.37 in (50 to 100 cm) long (including the tail) and weigh between 9.92 and 35.27 lb (4.5 and 16 kg). The raccoon's tail ranges from 7.87...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Canis Minor -- Canis Minor (the little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemy's list of 48 constellations. It is said to represent one of the dogs following Orion the hunter. Notable features Canis Minor is a small constellation mainly consisting of two stars, Procyon (α Canis Minoris, 0.38m) and Gomeisa (β Canis Minoris, 2.9m). Procyon is the eighth brightest star in the night sky. Procyon means "before the dog" in Greek, as it rises before the Dog...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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