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Indirana semipalmata
2013-07-16 14:01:42

Indirana semipalmata is a species of frog native to the Western Ghats region of southern India. They are frogs of small size, reaching lengths of about 1.4 inches from snout to vent. The species breeds during the monsoons. They lay their eggs on moist rocks and tree bark. Their tadpoles are terrestrial; they hatch, feed, and undergo metamorphosis without ever entering any standing bodies of...

Smooth Newt
2008-10-16 21:18:28

The Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris), also known as the Common Newt, is the most common newt species in the Triturus genus of amphibians. It is found throughout Europe except the far north, areas of Southern France, and the Iberian peninsula. In Europe, newts are protected and it is illegal to sell, trade, kill or destroy them. While the smooth newt is not endangered, there is insufficient...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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