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2012-06-19 04:33:15

Symbol: AGMI4 Group: Monocot Family: Agavaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   AGPO Agave portoricensis Trel.   Puerto Rico century plant Distribution: AgavemissionumTrel. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

2012-06-19 04:58:01

Symbol: ACPO4 Group: Dicot Family: Euphorbiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: AcalyphaportoricensisMüll. Arg. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

Pearly-eyed Thrasher
2008-10-18 11:39:01

The Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Margarops fuscatus) is a species of bird found in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, and Antilles. Its habitat is bushes and trees in mountain forests and coffee plantations. It nests in cavities. In Puerto Rico, it is known to compete with the endangered Puerto Rican Amazon for nesting sites and may even destroy their eggs. This species is not migratory....

Adelaides Warbler
2008-08-15 19:51:16

Adelaide's Warbler (Dendroica adelaidae), is a bird endemic to the archipelago of Puerto Rico belonging to the Dendroica genus of the Parulidae family. Adelaide's Warbler occurs in the main island of Puerto Rico and in the island municipality of Vieques. The species occurs mainly in dry forests in the southern region of Puerto Rico such as the Guánica State Forest, with some occurrences in...

Puerto Rican Nightjar
2008-05-02 01:12:08

The Puerto Rican Nightjar (Caprimulgus noctitherus), is a very rare bird found in the coastal dry scrub forests in localized areas of southwestern Puerto Rico. It was first described from bones found in cave deposits and a single specimen taken in 1888. Thought to be extinct, it was rediscovered in 1961. The current population is estimated to be between 1,400 and 2,000 mature birds and...

Mona Ground Iguana
2007-04-18 14:27:55

The Mona Ground Iguana, Cyclura cornuta stejnegeri, is a subspecies of the rhinoceros iguana and is endemic to Mona Island, Puerto Rico. It is the largest terrestrial iguana in Puerto Rico. They are scattered throughout the entire island, however they only use the southwest part of the island for nesting. They spend most of their lives underground and can be found in talus slopes, caves and...

Puerto Rican Boa
2007-02-21 10:28:45

The Puerto Rican Boa, Epicrates inornatus, is an endangered boa that only lives in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. It is most common on the north-western tip of the island. It grows to between six and nine feet long. It feeds on small mammals, birds and lizards. The boa feeds by seizing the prey in its jaws, wrapping several coils around the victim, and then constricting until the prey...

Puerto Rican Nesophontes
2007-01-19 11:48:54

The Puerto Rican Nesophontes (Nesophontes edithae), or Puerto Rican Shrew, is an extinct soricomorph native to the island of Puerto Rico. It is believed that Europeans never observed the animal. Contemporary fossils with indigenous artifacts and introduced rat fossils indicate survival into the colonial era. This could have been possibly until the 16th century. The shrew lived on the 4'...

Yellow-shouldered Blackbird
2006-11-06 12:49:14

The Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius xanthomus, is a diurnal blackbird prevalent to the archipelago of Puerto Rico and one of the eleven species belonging to the Agelaius genus of the Icteridae family. As a result of forest loss due to sugar cane farming and housing development, this bird is now limited to only three areas of Puerto Rico: Mona Island and Monito Island, the Roosevelt Roads...

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