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Phlox: Flower Encyclopedia

Phlox: Flowers Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Polemoniaceae Order: Ericales Genus: Phlox Phlox Flower — Phlox (pronounced “flocks” and meaning ‘flame’ in Latin) is a genus of 67 species of annual or perennial flowering plants. Some species flower in early spring while others flower in summer into fall. Most species are native to temperate North America but a few species are also from northeastern …

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Drill Monkeys: Mammals Encyclopedia

Drill Monkeys: Mammals Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Cercopithecidae Order: Primates Genus: Mandrillus Drill — The Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) is a primate of the Cercopithecidae (Old-world Monkeys) family, closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the Mandrill. The Drill is similar in appearance to the Mandrill, but lacks the colorful face. It is found only in Cameroon, Nigeria, north of the Sanaga …

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Tahr: Mammal Encyclopedia

Tahr: Mammal Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Bovidae Order: Artiodactyla Genus: Hemitragus Tahr Mammal — Tahrs are three species of large ungulates closely related to the wild goat. The Himalayan Tahr is one of three species of tahr. The others are the Arabian Tahr of Oman and the Nilgiri Tahr of southern India. Up until recently the three species were believed to be closely …

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Deer: Mammal Encyclopedia

Deer: Mammal Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Cervidae Order: Artiodactyla Class: Mammalia Deer Mammal Animal — A deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. A number of broadly similar animals from related families within the order Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates) are often also called deer. Male deer grow and shed new antlers each year, as opposed to antelope, which are in the …

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Banteng: Cattle – Mammal Encyclopedia

Banteng: Cattle - Mammal Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Bovidae Order: Artiodactyla Genus: Bos Banteng Cattle — also known as tembadau – The Banteng, Bos javanicus is an ox that is found in Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, and Bali. Some Banteng were introduced to Northern Australia during British colonization in 1849 where they are doing extremely well having grown in number spurred by …

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Mink: Carnivorous Mammal Encyclopedia

Mink: Carnivorous Mammal Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Mustelidae Order: Carnivora Genus: Neovison and Mustela Class: Mammalia Mink: Carnivorous Mammal Encyclopedia — A mink mammal is any of several furry, dark-colored, semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, which also includes the weasels and the otters. It is naturally found in North America, northern Europe, and most of Russia west of Ural Mountains. Mink fur …

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Buffalo: Cattle – Mammal Encyclopedia

Buffalo: Cattle - Mammal Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Bovidae Order: Artiodactyla Genus: Bubalus Class: Mammalia Buffalo: Cattle – Mammal Encyclopedia — The domestic buffalo or domestic Asian water buffalo cattle is abundant in Asia, and South America. It is a large ungulate and a member of the bovine subfamily. There are established feral populations in northern Australia, and wild populations in much of Southeast Asia. …

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Cobra: Venomous Snake – Reptiles Encyclopedia

Cobra: Venomous Snake - Reptiles Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Elapidae Order: Squamata Class: Reptilia Cobra Snake — A cobra is a venomous snake of family Elapidae, of several genera, but particularly Naja. (Non-cobra elapidae include the taipans, brown snakes, tiger snakes, fierce snakes, coral snakes, mambas, and sea snakes.) Cobras generally inhabit tropical and desert regions of Asia and Africa. The most common cobra is the …

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Cranberry: Plant, Shrubs, Vines, Cultivation, Fruit

Cranberry

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Ericaceae Tribe: – Genus: Vaccinium Cranberry — Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the genus Vaccinium subgenus Oxycoccus, or in some treatments, in the distinct genus Oxycoccus. They are found in acidic bogs throughout the cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Cranberry: Plant Cranberry are low, creeping shrubs or vines up …

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Taiwan: World Encyclopedia for Students

Taiwan – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Democratic Capital: Taipei Location: An island nation separated from mainland China by the Formosa Strait Area: 35,961 sq km Religions: 35.1% Buddhism, 33.0% Taoism, 18.7% No religion, 3.9% Christianity, 9.3% Others National composition: Chinese mostly National language: Formosan languages, Hakka, Hokkien, Mandarin, Matsu, Taiwan Sign Language Currency: Taiwan dollar = 100 cents Other major cities: Kao-hsiung, T’ai-chung, …

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