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Southern Leaf Green Tree Frog Litoria nudidigitus
2013-10-08 09:59:14

The Southern Leaf Green Tree Frog (Litoria nudidigitus) is a species of tree frog endemic to coastal areas and the ranges of southeastern Australia. It’s distributed from just south of Sydney to eastern Victoria. This species is rather small, measuring up to 1.6 inches long. The adults are usually green on their dorsal surfaces, but metamorph frogs are always dull brown in coloration. They...

Eucalyptus saligna Sm Sydney bluegum
2012-06-15 08:36:46

Symbol: EUSA Group: Dicot Family: Myrtaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: HI    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

2012-06-15 08:37:39

Symbol: EUPI10 Group: Dicot Family: Myrtaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Rosidae Order  ...

Acacia longifolia Andrews Willd Sydney golden wattle
2012-06-19 05:02:22

Symbol: ACLO Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   ACLA Acacia latifolia hort. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

Acacia longifolia Andrews Willd ssp sophorae Labill Court
2012-06-19 05:02:23

Symbol: ACLOS3 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Synonyms:   ACLOS2 Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. var. sophorae (Labill.) F. Muell. ex Benth. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering...

Dusky shark
2007-03-13 10:23:08

The Dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, is one of the larger species of shark, reaching 771.62 lb (350 kg). The Dusky shark is also known as the Black whaler and Dusky whaler. Less frequently used names include Bay-shark, Brown dusky shark, Brown shark, Common whaler, and Dusky ground shark. Physical description The dusky shark has a long streamlined body that is brown or gray above and...

Varied Triller
2006-03-25 11:16:21

The Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) is a smaller member of the Cuckoo-shrike family, Campephagidae. This species prefers warm, reasonably moist environments and is found in New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, along much of the tropical and sub-tropical coastal hinterland of eastern Australia, from about the Sydney area to the tip of Cape York Peninsula, in the moister part of the...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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