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Grey Slender Opossum Marmosops incanus
2013-05-02 10:34:31

The grey slender opossum (Marmosops incanus) can be found in South America, in a small range that includes only Brazil. Its preferred habitat includes both primary and secondary forests, humid lowland coastal areas at elevations between 2,624 and 4,265 feet. This species can only breed once per year, and displays an odd method of breeding. During this period, males will breed just before they...

North America
2013-02-18 15:40:12

North America is a continent completely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely within the Western Hemisphere. It’s also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It’s bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This continent...

White-headed Capuchin Cebus capucinus
2012-07-13 14:39:09

The white-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is a New World monkey that is native to Central America, as well as the far northwestern area of South America. It is also known as the white-faced capuchin and the white-throated capuchin. Its Central American range includes Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Reports have shown that it may occur in southern Belize and eastern Guatemala, but...

Dire Wolf Canis dirus
2012-05-04 12:37:48

The dire wolf (Canis dirus) is an extinct wolf that was most common to North and South America. This carnivorous mammal lived for approximately 1.79 million years, existing throughout the Irvingtonian stage to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene era. It is related to the grey wolf, although it was larger and has no direct line to any living species. In 1854, the type specimen of the...

Desert Red Bat Lasiurus blossevillii
2012-04-25 05:07:00

The desert red bat, or western red bat, is one of 318 species of vesper bats. These bats can be found in North America, Central America, and even down to the northern most parts of South America. Like birds, the desert red bat migrates to warmer, desert climates during winter and returns to cooler climates during warm seasons. Males and females of this species have different migrating habits,...

Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis
2012-04-02 18:41:50

The Aplomado Falcon, (Falco femoralis), is a species of bird of prey of Central and South America. It is found from Northern Mexico and Trinidad to southern South America, although it has been exterminated in many areas of its range, including almost all of northern and central Mexico. Its widest range is found in South America, except for the deep interior of the Amazon Basin. Its habitat is...

Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
2012-04-02 16:35:00

The Bat Falcon, (Falco rufigularis), is a species of bird of prey found in Mexico, Central and South America and Trinidad. It was formerly known as Falco albigularis. Its habitats are open woodlands and forest clearings. The adult female Bat Falcon measures 12 inches in length while the male is smaller, at 9 inches. The adult has a black back, head and tail. The throat, upper breast and neck...

Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides
2012-04-02 15:10:00

The Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides) is a species of duck native to South America. It is the only species in its genus Lophonetta. It is often included in the Anas genus of birds, but it actually belongs to a South American group that diverged early in dabbling duck evolution. There are two subspecies: the Andean Crested Duck (L. specularioides alticola) and the Patagonian Crested...

Yellow Fever
2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa....

Genyodectes
2009-09-29 14:34:11

Genyodectes, meaning "jaw biter", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (Aptian stage) of South America. It was collected from the Cañadón Grande, Departamento Paso de Indios in the Chubut Province of Argentina. The remains consisted of an incomplete snout, portions of the jawbone, teeth, and a few other skull bones. These remains were poorly preserved, but were...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.